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The Night Bookmobile

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Audrey Niffenegger's two novels, "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Her Fearful Symmetry", have made her one of the most popular writers in the world. She is also the author of two extraordinary novels-in-pictures, "The Three Incestuous Sisters" and "The Adventuress". Now, with "The Night Bookmobile", she has written her first graphic novel. First serialised in the "Guardian", "The Night Bookmobile" tells the story of a young woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing mobile library that happens to stock every book she has ever read. Seeing her history and her most intimate self in this library, she embarks on a search for the bookmobile. Over time, her search turns into an obsession as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and her memories.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 197 x 302 x 9mm | 473g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 0224089528
  • 9780224089524
  • 180,774

About Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer who lives mostly in Chicago and occasionally in London. She has published six books, including the novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. She helped to found the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Her art has been exhibited by Printworks Gallery in Chicago since 1986. She is a Professor in the Fiction Department of Columbia College. Her recent projects include a ballet, Raven Girl, in collaboration with Wayne McGregor for the Royal Opera House Ballet.show more

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger, has crafted her first graphic novel after the success of her critically acclaimed novels-in-pictures The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress. First serialised as a weekly column the Guardian, The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels which includes every book she has ever read. In seeing her history and her most intimate self in this library, she embarks on a search for the bookmobile. But over time, her search turns into an obsession as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and her memories. The Night Bookmobile is a haunting tale both of transcendence and the passion for books which features the evocative full-colour, pen-and-ink work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers.show more

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4,992 ratings
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2 13% (636)
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The Night Bookmobile is the third graphic novel by the best-selling author of The Time-Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger. It is a short story which has been beautifully illustrated by Niffenegger and tells the story of Alexandra who, wandering the streets of Chicago after an argument with her boyfriend late one night, comes across the night bookmobile. When she accepts the librarian's invitation to browse, she finds that, to her amazement, it contains every book she has ever read. When the bookmobile leaves at dawn, finding it again becomes an obsession for Alexandra. This is a haunting tale brought to life by Niffenegger's evocative full-colour pen-and-ink work. Enchanting and beautiful.show more
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