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Timbuktu

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Meet Mr Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable novel. Bones is the sidekick of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn. Together they sally forth across America to Baltimore, Maryland, on one last great adventure, searching for Willy's old teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs Swanson still alive. And if not, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu. "In this brilliant novel, Auster writes with economy, precision and the quirky pathos of noir, addressing the pernicious ubiquity of American consumerism, the nature of love and the core riddles of ontology. Above all, though, this is the affecting tale of a special dog's place in the universe of humans and in the fleeting life of a special man." (Publishers Weekly).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0571229093
  • 9780571229093
  • 49,260

About Paul Auster

Paul Auster was born in New Jersey in 1947. After attending Columbia University he lived in France for four years. Since 1974, he has published poems, essays, novels, screenplays and translations. He has also edited the story collection True Tales of American Life. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.show more

Review quote

"'A howling success.' Mail on Sunday 'Few novels are as delightful as this... this joy of a book... is as sensitive as it is daring.' Irish Times"show more

Review Text

"In this brilliant novel, Auster writes with economy, precision and the quirky pathos of noir, addressing the pernicious ubiquity of American consumerism, the nature of love and the core riddles of ontology. Above all, though, this is the affecting tale of a special dog's place in the universe of humans and in the fleeting life of a special man." (Publishers Weekly)show more

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9,344 ratings
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4 36% (3,408)
3 30% (2,771)
2 9% (887)
1 3% (237)
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