Timbuktu A Novel, by Auster, Paul
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- ISBN: 9780312263997 | 0312263996
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/1/2000
The New York Times Bestseller- "[Timbuktu] emerges as Auster's most touching, most emotionally accessible book."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesMr. 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 recent American fiction."Lovely....[Paul Auster] is one of our most inventive and least predictable authors."-Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World"A novel of haunted love whose themes loop around one another like glowing coils, connecting gracefully beneath Auster's clear prose, eliciting the fanciful and the tragic."-Oscar Villalon, The San Francisco Chronicle"After reading Timbuktu, we ramble through our world with reawakened senses and newly alert minds.This is the Auster magic......[His] books tease and challenge.There is an innocence in his work that is entirely compatible with the complexity of his artistry......Paul Auster is a genuine American original."-Paul Kafka, Boston GlobeAUTHORBIO: 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 to 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.