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The New York Trilogy Summary
Paul Auster

Everything you need to understand or teach The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.

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The New York Trilogy Summary

Plot Summary

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster consists of three exciting detective stories: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room. Each is a thriller that is brilliantly written and sure to hold the reader's interest. Auster's writing style raises the mystery to a new level, with constant plays on words.

The three books are not independent, as Auster says in the next-to-last chapter of the book. The three books involve writers and detectives and in each case the main characters more or less switch places and take on each others roles, in a manner of speaking. The main character loses himself in a psychological tangle which may be called a breakdown of sorts.

In City of Glass the main character, the writer of detective novels, receives a phone call in the middle of the night which results in him taking on the role of a detective trying...

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