The New York Trilogy
The New York Trilogy
City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143039839, 308pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2006
The series that made "New York Times"-bestselling author Paul Auster a renowned writer of metafiction and genre-rebelling detective fiction
The "New York Review of Books" has called Paul Auster's work 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, as well. 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.
"For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, and now lives in New York City. He is the author of "Evidence", "The Factory of Facts", and "Walker Evans", and his work has appeared in "The New York Review of Books", "The New Republic", and "Harper's", among other publications. He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.