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Smoke & Blue in the Face - Paul Auster

Smoke & Blue in the Face

Paperback Published: 24th February 2005
ISBN: 9780571175697
Number Of Pages: 256

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Smoke tells the story of Paul Benjamin, a novelist suffering from writer's block - as well as the death of his wife - who comes into contact with a young black kid who shakes Benjamin out of his lethargy and inspires him to begin writing again. It's a story of stealing and giving, lying and telling the truth, in which stealing turns out to be giving and lying turns out to be the truth.

The action of Smoke takes place in Auggie Wren's cigar shop, and this location also provides the focal point for Blue in the Face, which was improvised by the actors of Smoke after shooting was completed on that film. Guided by Auster and director Wayne Wang, the actors created a world whose spirit is comic, whose engine is words, and whose guiding principle is spontaneity.

ISBN: 9780571175697
ISBN-10: 0571175694
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24th February 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1