Invisible, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Invisible opens in New York City in the spring of 1967 when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born, and his silent and seductive girlfriend Margot.

Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life.

Three different narrators tell the story, as it travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from New York to Paris and to a remote Caribbean island in a story of unbridled sexual hunger and a relentless quest for justice.

With uncompromising insight, Auster takes us to the shadowy borderland between truth and memory, authorship and identity to produce a work of unforgettable power that confirms his reputation as one of America's most spectacularly inventive writers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780571249527

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I'm a huge fan of Auster's meta-fiction, so picked this up with relish. As ever, he plays with the nature of narrative, the blurring between fact and fiction, and the identity of first-, second and third-person. His prose is spartan, to the point of poetry (fitting, given the identity of the narrator), and if it were from anyone else, I'd be gushing praise. But the Auster bar is very high indeed, and this falls just a little short.

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If there was ever a perfect story,then it's this.

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Good book this not my usual choice. This is the story of Adam Walker coming of age in 1967 this is the time he meets a Frenchman called Rudolf and his girlfriend Margot. Adam starts having an affair with Margot. She goes back to Paris. Rudolf murders a mugger then flees to Paris. Adam then follows Rudolf and Margot have split up by then. Rudolf is getting married to some other woman. Adam wants to let this woman know whats going on. The book jumps to the present day, Adam is dying and his old mate Jim carries on writing Adams memior.

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