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ISBN-10: 0140154078
ISBN-13: 9780140154078
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 12/01/1991
Dimensions: 7.88" L, 5.04" W, 0.61" H

The Music of Chance

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Overview

In a Pennsylvania meadow, a young fireman and an angry gambler are forced to build a wall of fifteenth-century stone. For Jim Nashe, it all started when he came into a small inheritance and left Boston in pusuit of “a life of freedom.” Careening back and forth across the United States, waiting for the money to run out, Nashe met Jack Pozzi, a young man with a temper and a plan. With Nashe’s last funds, they entered a poker game against two rich eccentrics, “risking everything on the single turn of a card.” In Paul Auster’s world of fiendish bargains and punitive whims, where chance is a shifting and powerful force, there is redemption, nonetheless, in Nashe’s resolute quest for justice and his capacity for love.

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Praise for Music of Chance:

"A tour de force about freedom and imprisonment, motion and stasis, order and randomness. . .its story beautifully paced and shaped, its tone powerfully ominous."
-The Wall Street Journal

"You won't read much better writing anywhere on the lure of the open road - and it catches the reader in a surprisingly strong spell. It's further evidence that Auster is one of the few contemporary American novelists whose work is both original and interesting.
- The Washington Post

"Entertaining, provocative, and resonant. . .Auster can write with the speed and skill of a self-assured pool player, sending one bizarre event ricocheting neatly and unexpectedly into the next."
- The New York Times

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ISBN-10: 0140154078
ISBN-13: 9780140154078
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 12/01/1991
Dimensions: 7.88" L, 5.04" W, 0.61" H
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