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“Waiting On” Wednesday: Invisible

June 24, 2009

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m desperately waiting for the new Paul Auster novel Invisible. I’m a massive fan of his and so I’ll be eagerly snapping this up. It’s being released in November. Plus, I’m glad it’s a good size and not a novella like his last few books.

Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, “Invisible” opens in New York City in the spring of 1967 when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born, and his silent and seductive girlfriend Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life. Three different narrators tell the story, as it travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from New York to Paris and to a remote Caribbean island in a story of unbridled sexual hunger and a relentless quest for justice. With uncompromising insight, Auster takes us to the shadowy borderland between truth and memory, authorship and identity to produce a work of unforgettable power that confirms his reputation as one of America’s most spectacularly inventive writers.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2009 9:08 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book!

  2. June 24, 2009 11:06 pm

    Ooooo! I’ll be in line for this one, too. Thanks for the heads up!

    Lezlie

  3. June 29, 2009 6:53 am

    I didn’t know he had a new one coming out! I’m such a fan of his, thanks for the heads-up!

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