Faber Members get 10% off first order

The Music of Chance

Paul Auster

The Music of Chance is Paul Auster’s unsettling tale of chance, gambling and rootlessness, Kafkaesque and quintessentially American at the same time.

5 in stock

£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571229079
Date Published
05.01.2006
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

By the time Nashe understood what was happening to him, he was past the point of wanting it to end . . .

Paul Auster fuses Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka and The Brothers Grimm in this brilliant and unsettling parable. Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road in pursuit of a ‘life of freedom’. But as the money runs out he finds that his sense of disillusionment has only been compounded by his year on the road. However, after picking up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, Nashe finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires.

‘A rare experience of contemporary fiction at its most thrilling.’ New Statesman

PaulAuster

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent…

Read more
PaulAuster
Paul-Auster-2.jpg
More books by Paul Auster

Smoke & Blue in the Face
Paul Auster
£20.00