”One of America’s greatest novelists” dazzlingly reinvents the coming-of-age story in his most passionate and surprising book to date
Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster’s fifteenth novel 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 girfriend, 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 of Invisible, a novel that travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from Morningside Heights, to the Left Bank of Paris, to a remote island in the Caribbean. It is a book of youthful rage, unbridled sexual hunger, and a relentless quest for justice. With uncompromising insight, Auster takes us into the shadowy borderland between truth and memory, between authorship and identity, to produce a work of unforgettable power that confirms his reputation as “one of America’s most spectacularly inventive writers.”
”One of America’s greatest novelists” dazzlingly reinvents the coming-of-age story in his most passionate and surprising book to date.,
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium, Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.,
“[Auster’s]use of intertextuality and his crisp, simple prose will keep listeners fully engaged from beginning to end.” —Library Journal
“The story of a Columbia University undergraduate who encounters a strange French couple who change the course of his life is always compelling, especially as read in the gruff, detached growl of Auster’s voice.” —Winston-Salem Journal
“Now comes Invisible, a novel of such virtuosity and depth that it should not only unite the faithful in a hallelujah chorus, but it deserves to draw legions of converts as well. More than a return to form, this might be Auster’s best novel yet… Auster writes of ‘the obsessive story that has wormed its way into your soul and become an integral part of your being.’ This is that story.” —Kirkus Reviews on the book
“Auster as a storyteller is captivating and simply good, just like the writer Paul Auster…With Paul Auster’s smoky and straightforward voice, he stands out like a veritable auteur in the audio book genre…Invisible is worth listening to.” —Metapsychology
Invisible was published on October 27, 2009.The Invisible Audiobook is 1183 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Invisible includes the following subjects: World Literature / American / 21st Century. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Literary.
The author of Invisible is Paul Auster. Paul Auster is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. Among his other honors are the Prix Médicis Étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, and the Premio Napoli for Sunset Park. In 2012, he was the first recipient of the NYC Literary Honors in the category of fiction. He has also been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions), the PEN/Faulkner Award (The Music of Chance), the Edgar Award (City of Glass), and the Man Booker Prize (4 3 2 1). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The narrator for the Invisible Audiobook is Paul Auster.