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Timbuktuby Paul Auster
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The New York Times Bestseller-
"[Timbuktu] emerges as Auster's most touching, most emotionally accessible book."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"In a world in which many people get treated like dogs, Paul Auster has elected to tell us the story of a dog's life, and by the end of this brief, extraordinary book he has made us think, feel and even dream along with his canine Mr. Bones. By stepping outside the frame of our own species, Auster allows us to see ourselves afresh, through the eyes of the loving, half-comprehending, half-mystified aliens who live within our homes." Salman Rushdie
"Ultimately ... Timbuktu is much smarter than either of its seekers of wisdom, and there are periodic flashes of gorgeous prose to prove it." Jim Shepard, The New York Times Book Review
"...Auster does a nimble job of showing what the world might feel like from a dog's perspective.... [Timbuktu] emerges as Auster's most touching, most emotionally accessible book." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Auster's remarkable novel, is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant, troubled, and dying poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, they sally forth on a last great adventure in search of Willy's high school teacher and mentor.
Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's astonishing new book, is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant and troubled homeless man from Brooklyn. As Willy's body slowly expires, he sets off with Mr. Bones for Baltimore in search of his high school English teacher and a new home for his companion. Mr. Bones is our witness during their journey, and out of his thoughts, Paul Auster has spun one of the richest, most compelling tales in American fiction.
About the Author
Paul Auster is the author of eight previous novels, including The New York Trilogy, The Music of Chance, and Mr. Vertigo. He has also published poems, essays, and two works of autobiography, The Invention of Solitude and Hand to Mouth. He wrote the screenplays for Smoke, Blue in the Face, and Lulu on the Bridge (which he also directed). His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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