The Music of Chance

The Music of Chance

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'By the time Nashe understood what was happening to him, he was past the point of wanting it to end . . .'

Paul Auster fuses Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka and The Brothers Grimm in this brilliant and unsettling parable. Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road in pursuit of a 'life of freedom'. But as the money runs out he finds that his sense of disillusionment has only been compounded by his year on the road. However, after picking up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, Nashe finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires.

'A rare experience of contemporary fiction at its most thrilling.' New Statesman
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 125 x 195 x 15mm | 165g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571229077
  • 9780571229079
  • 91,184

About Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Invisible, Moon Palace, Mr Vertigo, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and 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.
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9,967 ratings
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4 43% (4,305)
3 24% (2,365)
2 5% (480)
1 1% (96)
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