Search by title, author or ISBN

The Book of Illusions: A Novel [Deckle Edge] [Paperback]

The Book of Illusions: A Novel [Deckle Edge] [Paperback] by Paul Auster, ISBN: 9780312421816
Add an alert Add to a list

Add a alert

Enter prices below and click 'Add'. You will receive an alert when the book is available for less than the new or used price you specify.

Alert if:
Close

Add this book to a list

You can add this book to any one of your lists. Just select the list below, and click 'Add'.

Close
ISBN: 9780312421816
Publisher: Picador
Published: August 2003
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries
Editions: 4 other editions of this product

Please describe the issue

If you have noticed an incorrect price, image or just something you'd like to tell us, enter it below. Please include your email address if you'd like a reply.

The Book of Illusions: A Novel [Deckle Edge] [Paperback]

Vermont professor David Zimmer is a broken man. The protagonist of Paul Auster's 10th novel, The Book of Illusions, hits a period in which life seemed to be working aggressively against him. After his wife and sons are killed in an airplane crash, Zimmer becomes an alcoholic recluse, fond of emptying his bottle of sleeping pills into his palm, contemplating his next move. But one night, while watching a television documentary, Zimmer's attention is caught by the silent-film comedian Hector Mann, who had disappeared without a trace in 1929 and who was considered long-dead. Soon, Zimmer begins work on a book about Mann's newly discovered films (copies of which had been sent, anonymously, to film archives around the world). The spirit of Hector Mann keeps David Zimmer alive for a year. When a letter arrives from someone claiming to be Hector Mann's wife, announcing that Mann had read Zimmer's book and would like to meet him, it is as if fate has tossed Zimmer from one hand to the other: from grief and loss to desire and confusion. Although film images are technically "illusions," this deft and layered novel is not so much about conscious illusion or trickery as about the traces we leave behind us: words, images, memories. Children are one obvious trace, but in this book, they are not allowed to carry their parents forward. They die early: Hector Mann losing his 3-year-old son to a bee sting just as David Zimmer has lost his two sons in the crash. The second half of

NEW ITEMS
Prices in $AUD ( Prices updated . )
Retailer Price Delivery Availability Total
BOOKO IS FINDING THE BEST PRICES FOR YOU.
WON'T BE A JIFFY...
USED ITEMS
Prices in $AUD
Retailer Price Delivery Availability Total
BOOKO IS FINDING THE BEST PRICES FOR YOU.
WON'T BE A JIFFY...

Historical Prices

Loading...
This graph is for informational purposes only. Occasionally pricing data is captured incorrectly, through bugs in Booko or the stores supplying data, which may distort the graph, providing undue hope that even lower prices sometimes appear.

Recently Updated

Q and A a Day for the Soul: 365 Questions, 5 Years, 1,825 Answers
Death Be Not ProudThe Art of Holy Attention
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene
Queen of Air and Darkness (Dark Artifices)
Ethereal Tarot (Cancelled) (Closed)
Lonely Planet Pocket Barcelona (Travel Guide)
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene
Q and A a Day for Writers (Q&A a Day)
La scienza in cucina e l'arte di mangiar bene