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Timbuktu

Paul Auster

Paul Auster’s comic and poignant Timbuktu stars an unforgettable dog who has much to teach us about our own humanity.

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9780571264865
Date Published
22.12.2010
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Summary

Meet Mr Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster’s remarkable novel. Bones is the sidekick of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn. Together they sally forth across America to Baltimore, Maryland, on one last great adventure, searching for Willy’s old teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs Swanson still alive? And if not, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu?

‘In this brilliant novel, Auster writes with economy, precision and the quirky pathos of noir, addressing the pernicious ubiquity of American consumerism, the nature of love and the core riddles of ontology. Above all, though, this is the affecting tale of a special dog’s place in the universe of humans and in the fleeting life of a special man.’ Publishers Weekly

Critic Reviews

"Few novels are as delightful as this... this joy of a book, a true love story, which is as sensitive as it is daring - after all, Auster is a serious writer - and funny, confirms he has a sense of pathos to match his cleverness.'

Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
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"A howling success."

Mark Sanderson, Mail on Sunday
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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…

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