Leviathan by Paul Auster
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New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) opens Leviathan with the tearing of a bomb explosion and the death of one Benjamin Sachs. Ben’s one-time best friend, Peter Aaron, begins to retrospectively investigate the transformation that led Ben from his enviable, stable life to one of a recluse. Both were once intelligent, yet struggling novelists until Ben’s near-death experience falling from a fire escape triggers a tumble in which he becomes withdrawn and disturbed, living alone and building bombs in a far-off cabin. That is, until he mysteriously disappears, leaving behind only a manuscript titled Leviathan, pages rustling in the wind.

About Paul Auster

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Invisible, Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 
Published September 1, 1993 by Penguin Books. 279 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Through him, Sachs meets the nutty conceptual artist who in turn identifies the victim of a bizarre murder committed by Sachs, himself "an emblem of the unknowable."

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Entertainment Weekly

A- Originally posted Sep 25, 1992 Published in issue #137 Sep 25, 1992 Order article reprints

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The Independent

Aaron served his writing apprenticeship in France, smokes cigarillos, is married to Iris (Auster's wife's name, Siri, reversed) and publishes selfabsorbed books with titles like Luna (cf Auster's Moon Palace).

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London Review of Books

The hero of the first novella writes mysteries as William Wilson, and gets involved in a case by taking a chance on a wrong number and doubling as the private eye asked for, Paul Auster ‘of the Auster Detective Agency’.

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