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City of Glass (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Paul Auster is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1, Sunset Park, The Book of Illusions, Moon Palace, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature.  His other honors include the Prix Médicis étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Burning Boy, and the Carlos Fuentes Prize for his body of work.  His most recent novel, 4 3 2 1, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


“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

Praise for Paul Auster:

“One of the great American prose stylists of our time.”New York Times

“Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter.”New York Review of Books

“One of the great writers of our time.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Contemporary American writing at its best.”New York Times Book Review, on Invisible

“A literary original who is perfecting a hybrid genre of his own.”Wall Street Journal




Product Details
ISBN: 9780140097313
ISBN-10: 0140097317
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 1987
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Contemporary American Fiction