The Book of Illusions. Paul Auster. Henry Holt, New York, 2002. First edition. Original dust jacket.
A man’s obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. This stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another.