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- DescriptionOracle Night is a compulsively readable vel by 'one of the great writers of our time. (San Francisco Chronicle). Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, velist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue tebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. If The New York Trilogy was Paul Auster's detective story, his mesmerizing eleventh vel reads like an old-fashioned ghost story. But there are ghosts in this book - only flesh-and-blood human beings, wandering through the haunted realms of everyday life. Oracle Night is a narrative tour de force that confirms Auster's reputation as one of the boldest, most original writers at work in America today. His old-fashioned art of creating suspense ...which rivals M. R. James or Conan Doyle. In fact, Oracle Night is best read as a post-modern ghost story. (The Guardian).
- Author BiographyPaul 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.
- Author(s)Paul Auster
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication02/06/2011
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight181 g
- Width126 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementMain
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