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    DescriptionA NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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.


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    Title
    The Book of Illusions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Auster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 321
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312429010
    ISBN 10: 0312429010
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000, P26100490
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    27 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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, New York.
    Review quote
    "A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time."--"San Francisco Chronicle""Mr. Auster's elegant, finely calibrated "Book of Illusions "is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship."--"The New York Times ""This noirish, layered tale will keep you guessing to the very end."--"Time Out New York "