'This brilliant novel is compulsively told. Every sentence is taut with suspense.'
Six months after losing his wife and two sons is a plane crash, Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night he stumbles upon the great silent comedian Hector Mann. His growing obsession with the mystery of Mann's true life story will take Zimmer on a strange and intense journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions and unexpected love...
'A stunning feat of imagination.'
'Through all its dark and delightful twists and turns, The Book of Illusions is suffused with warmth and illuminated by its narrator's hard-won wisdom. This artful and elegant novel may be Auster's best ever'