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

Description

"The New York Trilogy" is the series that made "New York Times"-bestselling author Paul Auster a renowned writer of metafiction and a special sort of genre-rebelling detective fiction which the "New York Review of Books" has called "one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature." Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, these uniquely stylized detective novels include "City 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. In "Ghosts," 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. In "The Locked Room," Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.

This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction from author and professor Luc Sante, as well as a pulp novel-inspired cover from Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist of "Maus" and "In the Shadow of No Towers."



About the Author
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions, and Timbuktu. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.