The Music of Chance

The Music of Chance

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140154078
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Music of Chance follows Jim Nashe who, after squandering an unexpected inheritance, picks up a young gambler named Jack Pozzi hoping to con two millionaires. But when their plans backfire, Jim and Jack are indentured by their elusive marks and are forced to build a meaningless wall with bricks gathered from ruins of an Irish castle. Time passes, their debts mount, and anger builds as the two struggle to dig themselves out of their Kafkaesque serfdom.

New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) brings us back into his strange, shape-shifting world of fiendish bargains and punitive whims, where chance is a powerful yet unpredictable force.
The Music of Chance

The Music of Chance

Paul Auster


Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award – Winner
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