The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Yeah. That’s either your thing or it isn’t. I thought that the book was great, and I’ve become intrigued with Auster as an author. I’m on way to working through Auster’s back catalog.
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Synopsis

The series that made New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster a renowned writer of metafiction and genre-rebelling detective fiction

The New York Review of Books has called Paul Auster's work “one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature.” Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, these uniquely stylized detective novels include City of Glass in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. He’s drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case that’s more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts, Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. In The Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.

This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction from author and professor Luc Sante, as well as a pulp novel-inspired cover from Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

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 April 1, 1990 by Penguin Books. 390 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance. Fiction
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Good
on Aug 07 2011

The book’s cover led me to believe that I would be reading three noir novellas. In a way, that’s what the book is, but additionally, it’s much, much more.

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Above average
on Jul 18 2008

The New York Trilogy is very much the quintessential post-modern work of fiction. It is ambiguous and open-ended. Yet the stories also seem closed and almost claustrophobic, with the plots of the three novels turning in on themselves.

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Good
on Jun 25 2007

Yeah. That’s either your thing or it isn’t. I thought that the book was great, and I’ve become intrigued with Auster as an author. I’m on way to working through Auster’s back catalog.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Sun Meilan on Apr 15 2008

This is a book that I highly recommend to anyone who likes to read something that makes them think. It is not difficult to understand the language used is very simple but the stories have remained with me for several days after finishing it.

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Good
on Apr 04 2007

Like all good books The New York Trilogy is complex but simple to read, unobvious in its beautiful word scapes and honest in its delivery. The Characters are believable and imaginable through the text...

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