City Of Glass by Paul AusterCity Of Glass by Paul Auster

City Of Glass

byPaul Auster

Paperback | April 7, 1987

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From Paul Auster, author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A novel – his debut work of fiction, the first volume in his acclaimed “New York Trilogy” series of novels

Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, City of Glass inaugurates the intriguing New York Trilogy of novels that the Washington Post Book World has classified as "post-existentialist private eye...It's as if Kafka has gotten hooked on the gumshoe game and penned his own ever-spiraling version." As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective fiction and crime books, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written. New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster combines dark humor with Hitchcock-like suspense to City of Glass.
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:City Of GlassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.74 × 5.05 × 0.54 inPublished:April 7, 1987Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140097317

ISBN - 13:9780140097313

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read! I had to read this for one of my classes; I loved it! It hurt my brain (in a good way) with all of the twists and connections. It definitely leaves you with more questions than answers, but so very worth it. It's excellent for discussion!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What Literature is All About Complex, challenging, and totally absorbing, "City of Glass" requires a couple of readings to really "get", and is well worth the time spent. Mystery lovers who go in expecting an Agatha Christie-style "whodunnit" will be disappointed; the book is actually an examination of iconography, language, and the nature of storytelling. Check out the graphic novel by David Mazzuchelli and Art Speigelman, which is also mind-blowingly good.
Date published: 1999-05-31

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A mystery writer assumes a detective's identity and embarks on a bizzare case: he must protect a man from his criminally insane father, and as he follows the elusive criminal, he embarks on a mission that takes him to the depths of his own soul. Auster's In the Country of Last Things is being published this month by Viking

Editorial Reviews

“Remarkable. . .the book is a pleasure to read, full of suspense and action. . .[A] strange and powerful adventure in Paul Auster’s art.” – The New York Times Book Review   “Exhilarating. . .A brilliant investigation of the storyteller’s art, guided by a writer-detective who’s never satisfied with just the facts.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer   “A wondrous whodunit for metaphysicians, an intricate detective story and many-layered romance.” – Russell Banks