• The narrator introduces the protagonist, Quinn.
• Quinn is a novelist who lives alone in his New York apartment.
• Quinn enjoys walking when he is not writing.
• Quinn admits that he knows nothing of real crime.
• One night the phone rings and the caller asks for a man named Paul Auster.
• A comparison is made between Quinn, his pseudonym William Wilson, and Max Work.
• Quinn feels a deep respect for Max Work. He likes to think of the character as being real.
• The next night the phone rings again but Quinn is too late to pick it up.
• Quinn waits four more nights for the phone to ring again.
• When the phone does ring again Quinn picks it up and claims he is Paul Auster.
• Quinn leaves his apartment in preparation for meeting the mystery caller.
• A beautiful woman named Virginia Stillman answers the door at the...
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