By Paul Auster
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312428952, 243pp.)
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality.
A novel that expands to fill volumes in the reader's mind, "Oracle Night" is a beautifully constructed meditation on time, love, storytelling, and the imagination by "one of the great writers of our time" ("San Francisco Chronicle").