The Red Notebook (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback)

By Paul Auster

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811220972, 77pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/17/2002)

List Price: 10.95*
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The Red Notebook stories, pulled from Auster's own life or from the lives of those close to him, are explorations of unexpected coincidences. A wrong number becomes the genesis for a famous novel; a hero appears at an inopportune moment; a lightning storm harries a group of campers; a daughter plunges from a terrifying height only to land improbably safely; a Paul Auster imposter materializes. Like a magic show, The Red Notebook demonstrates that "there is much to life that is special and serendipitous -- if only we allow ourselves to perceive it this way" (The Washington Post).