The Book of Illusions: A Novel

byPAUL AUSTER

Paperback | October 27, 2009

The Book of Illusions: A Novel by PAUL AUSTER
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK

Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929.

When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico inviting him to meet Hector. Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever.

PAUL AUSTER is the bestselling author of Travels in the Scriptorium, Oracle Night, and Man in the Dark, among many other works. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project Anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He lives in Brooklyn, ...
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Title:The Book of Illusions: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.18 X 5.57 X 0.95 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.18 X 5.57 X 0.95 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312429010

ISBN - 13:9780312429010

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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