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Man in the dark, Paul Auster

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Man in the dark
Title
Man in the dark
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Paul Auster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughter's house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget--his wife's recent death and the horrific murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus. The retired book critic imagines a parallel world in which America is not at war with Iraq but with itself. In this other America the twin towers did not fall and the 2000 election results led to secession, as state after state pulled away from the union and a bloody civil war ensued. As the night progresses, Brill's story grows increasingly intense, and what he is so desperately trying to avoid insists on being told. Joined in the early hours by his granddaughter, he gradually opens up to her and recounts the story of his marriage. After she falls asleep, he at last finds the courage to revisit the trauma of Titus's death.--From publisher description
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Title
Man in the dark
Creator
Summary
Recovering from a car accident at his daughter's house and haunted by his wife's recent death and the murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus, August Brill imagines a parallel world in which America is at war with itself
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262411
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.U77
LC item number
M36 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Paul Auster
Man in the dark, Paul Auster

Library Locations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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