Paul Auster's brilliant debut novels, City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room, are here collected in a cloth edition for the first time in the United States. These three novels brought Auster international acclaim for his creation of a new genre, mixing elements of the standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction. City of Glass combines dark, Kafka-like humor with all the suspense of a Hitchcock film as a writer of detective stories becomes embroiled in a complex and puzzling series of events, beginning with a call from a stranger in the middle of the night asking for the author - Paul Auster - himself. Ghosts, the second volume of this interconnected trilogy, introduces Blue, a private detective hired to watch a man named Black, who, as he becomes intermeshed into a haunting and claustrophobic game of hide-and-seek, is lured into the very trap he has created. The final volume, The Locked Room, also begins with a mystery, told this time in the first-person narrative. The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attempts to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream. Together these three fictions lead the reader on adventures that expand the mind as they entertain.
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Three stories on the nature of identity. In the first a detective writer is drawn into a curious and baffling investigation, in the second a man is set up in an apartment to spy on someone, and the third concerns the disappearance of a man whose childhood friend is left as his literary executor.Product Description:
Title: The New York Trilogy( City of Glass/Ghosts/The Locked Room) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: PaulAuster <>Publisher: PenguinBooks
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Book Description Penguin USA (P), 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140169636
Book Description Penguin USA (P), 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140169636
Book Description Penguin USA (P), 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140169636