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The New York Trilogy

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The New York Trilogy

City of Glass/Ghosts/The Locked Room

By Paul Auster

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140131550, 371pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 1990


The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A Novel

TheNew York Review of Bookshas called Paul Auster's work one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature. Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins withCity 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. InGhosts, 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. InThe Locked Room, Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.

About the Author
Paul Auster is the bestselling author ofThe New York Trilogyand many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York."