This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with the full numberline 24681097531 on the copyright page. A very nice copy. The jacket is in Fine condition. Not price-clipped. The book is in Near-Fine condition (it has a lean to the book block). Overall, a great copy of this witty novel in which Mr Bones, a dog, is the main character. By the acclaimed American author of 'Moon Palace' and 'The New York Trilogy'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 000818
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Críticas: "What was a poor dog to do?": This story of contemporary America--from the poet- wanderer's life on the streets to the world of "two-car garages, home-improvement loans, and neo-Renaissance shopping malls"--is told from the point of view of a "four-leg", Mr. Bones.
Following his critically acclaimed The New York Trilogy and The Invention of Solitude, Paul Auster's new novel is a sad and witty saga of a dog's life. With the imminent demise of his first master, Willy G. Christmas--on his way to "Timbuktu"--Mr Bones faces an uncertain future as a "lost" dog, an ownerless dog, a homeless dog.
Timbuktu is a tale of what happens, before and after Willy's death: the dilemmas of ethics and affection, of a man and a dog in search of love and friendship. In Mr Bones' dreams, Willy comes back, exhorting, advising, allegorising: "People get treated like dogs, too, my friend, and sometimes they have to sleep in barns and meadows because there's nowhere else for them to go." Like Mom-san, Willy's mother, "hunted ... down like a dog" in Warsaw. The connection is crucial to the novel; its sustained, but discreet, reflection on the vicissitudes of human--and canine--love and hate. --Vicky Lebeau
Editorial: Faber and Faber, London
Año de publicación: 1999
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Edición: First Edition
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