City of Glass combines dark, Kafka-like humor with all the suspense of a Hitchcock film as a writer of detective stories becomes embroiled in a complex series of events, beginning with a late night call from the author -- Paul Auster -- himself.
Ghosts introduces Blue, a private detective hired to watch a man named Black, who, as he becomes intermeshed in a haunting game of hide-and-seek, is lured into the very trap he has created.
In the final volume, The Locked Room, the nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attempts to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream.
In this amazing trilogy, which has sold thousands of copies over the years, Paul Auster has created something truly original. "By turning the mystery novel inside out, Auster may have initiated a whole new round of storytelling", wrote The Village Voice upon its original publication. The French newspaper L'Express observed "One of the great revelations of American literature in recent years...Auster has talent to burn". "Mr. Auster puts his finger on the pulsing locus of language and identity. He understands that the detective of the self is trapped, forced to use that clumsiest of tools, language, to ferret out what mere language can never discover", wrote The New York Times Book Review. To celebrate this important classic, Sun & Moon is issuing this special 15th anniversary publication in a cloth edition, including it now in the Sun & Moon Classics. The book has been unavailable in cloth for several years.