By Paul Auster
A brand new novel with a dismal political twist from "one of America's greats."
Man at the hours of darkness is Paul Auster's significant, devastating novel concerning the many realities we inhabit as wars flame throughout us.
Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is convalescing from a motor vehicle twist of fate in his daughter's residence in Vermont. while sleep refuses to return, he lies in mattress and tells himself tales, suffering to chase away techniques approximately issues he would favor to forget—his wife's fresh loss of life and the awful homicide of his granddaughter's boyfriend, Titus. The retired e-book critic imagines a parallel international during which the US isn't really at battle with Iraq yet with itself. during this different the US the dual towers didn't fall and the 2000 election effects resulted in secession, as kingdom after nation pulled clear of the union and a bloody civil warfare ensued. because the evening progresses, Brill's tale grows more and more severe, and what he's so desperately attempting to keep away from insists on being advised. Joined within the early hours by means of his granddaughter, he steadily opens as much as her and recounts the tale of his marriage. After she falls asleep, he finally unearths the braveness to revisit the trauma of Titus's death.
Passionate and stunning, Man at the hours of darkness is a singular of our second, a booklet that forces us to confront the blackness of evening while it celebrates the life of normal joys in a global able to the main gruesome violence.
• Time Out (Chicago)