9781427205513

Man in the Dark: A Novel

Auster, Paul

ISBN 10: 1427205515 / 1-4272-0551-5
ISBN 13: 9781427205513
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 2008

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“I am alone in the dark, turning the world around in my head as I struggle through another bout of insomnia, another white night in the great American wilderness.”

So begins Paul Auster’s brilliant, devastating tale about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us. 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. Passionate and shocking, Man in the Dark is a story of our moment, an audiobook that forces us to confront the blackness of night even as it celebrates the existence of ordinary joys in a world capable of the most grotesque violence.

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Man in the Dark: A Novel (ISBN: 1427205515 / 1-4272-0551-5)
Auster, Paul
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