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Book of Illusions, the (2002) [Novel]
by Paul Auster Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 8.6 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. Zimmerís 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 and has been presumed dead for sixty years.

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

Original title: The Book of Illusions
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss

Edition #1: The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A nearly flawless work, and is the best argument among many that Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time." San Francisco Chronicle
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The Book of Illusions (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312421816
Pages: 321

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