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The Music of Chance

Paul Auster

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ISBN 10: 0670835358 / ISBN 13: 9780670835355
Published by Viking Press, New York, New York, 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Unrevised and unpublished proofs. No jacket as issued. Pages seem to be hand numbered. As new. A very fine collectible by Paul Auster. Bookseller Inventory # 000190

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Title: The Music of Chance

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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An “exceptional” (Los Angeles Times) tale of fate, loyalty, responsibility, and the real meaning of freedom, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A Novel

A finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award

This “rich and dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) novel follows Jim Nashe who, after squandering an unexpected inheritance, picks up a young gambler named Jack Pozzi hoping to con two millionaires. But when their plans backfire, Jim and Jack are indentured by their elusive marks and are forced to build a meaningless wall with bricks gathered from ruins of an Irish castle. Time passes, their debts mount, and anger builds as the two struggle to dig themselves out of their Kafkaesque serfdom.

New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) brings us back into his strange, shape-shifting world of fiendish bargains and punitive whims, where chance is a powerful yet unpredictable force.

About the Author:

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.

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