City of Glass: Graphic NovelPaperback
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- Publisher: FABER & FABER
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 136mm x 206mm x 10mm | 200g
- Publication date: 3 February 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0571226337
- ISBN 13: 9780571226337
- Edition statement: Main
- Illustrations note: Illustr.
- Sales rank: 37,157
'It was a wrong number that started it ...' Chosen as one of the '100 Most Important Comics of the Century', Faber is proud to publish the graphic novel City of Glass for the first time in the UK. As Art Spiegelman explains in his new introduction, David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik 'created a strange doppelganger of the original book' and 'a breakthrough work.' Paul Auster's Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.
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Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Prix Medicis Etranger for Leviathan. He has also been short-listed for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (The Music of Chance). His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"'It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not...'"
In the expert hands of David Mazzuchelli (Batman), Paul Karasik (Raw) and Art Spiegelman (Maus), Auster's spin on the detective story has been given a unique and unexpected new life.