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After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor
David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television
one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann,
and remembers how to laugh. Mann was a comic genius, in trademark suit
and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of
his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann
drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter
postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting
him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? This stunning
novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic,
the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one
another.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312990961
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Libri
Author:
Auster, Paul
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20030713
Binding:
MM
Pages:
288

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