´One day there is life . . . And then, suddenly, it happens there is death.´
So begins Paul Auster´s moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, The Invention of Solitude. The first section, ´Portrait of an Invisible Man´, reveals Auster´s memories and feelings after the death of his father. In ´The Book of Memory´ the perspective shifts to Auster´s role as a father. The narrator, ´A.´, contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather and the solitary nature of writing and story-telling.
With all the keen literary intelligence familiar from The New York Trilogy or Sunset Park, Paul Auster crafts an intensely intimate work from a ground-breaking combination of introspection, meditation and biography.