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The Music of Chance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140154078
ISBN-10 0140154078
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An “exceptional” (Los Angeles Times) tale of fate, loyalty, responsibility, and the real meaning of freedom, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A Novel

A finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award

This “rich and dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) novel 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670835355
 
from Viking Pr (October 1, 1990)
9780670835355 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: Pursuing a life of freedom, Jim Nashe meets gambler Jack Pozzi, who, with Nashe's funds, enters a poker game with two eccentric recluses, Flower and Stone, which leads to terror as Nashe and Pozzi find themselves imprisoned
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140154078 Book cover for 9780571203031
 
With John Moll (other contributor), James A. Michener, Steve Berry (other contributor) | from Faber & Faber Ltd (March 1, 2001)
9780571203031 | details & prices | List price $8.50
This edition also contains The Watermen: Selections from Chesapeake
About: Nashe comes into an inheritance and decides to pursue a life of freedom.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Penguin USA (October 1, 1993)
9780140154078 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An “exceptional” (Los Angeles Times) tale of fate, loyalty, responsibility, and the real meaning of freedom, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A NovelA finalist for the PEN/Faulkner AwardThis “rich and dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) novel follows Jim Nashe who, after squandering an unexpected inheritance, picks up a young gambler named Jack Pozzi hoping to con two millionaires.

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