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The Book of Illusions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 27, 2009
Pages 321
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312429010
ISBN-10 0312429010
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK

Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929.

When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico inviting him to meet Hector. Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever.



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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2003)
9780754018940 | details & prices | 488 pages | List price $29.95
About: Having lost his family in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer journeys around the world to research the life of a presumed-dead silent film actor, and he finds his life changed when his subsequent writings get unexpected attention.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (January 1, 2003)
9780786248681 | details & prices | 488 pages | 5.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Having lost his family in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer journeys around the world to research the life of a presumed-dead silent film actor, and he finds his life changed when his subsequent writings get unexpected attention.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Picador USA (October 27, 2009)
9780312429010 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A NATIONAL BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOKSix months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity.
from St Martins Pr (July 1, 2003)
9780312990961 | details & prices | 278 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $7.99
With William Weaver (other contributor), Primo Levi | Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 1, 1987); titled "The Monkey''s Wrench"
9780140103571 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.00
This edition also contains The Monkey''s Wrench
About: Faussone, an Italian engineer, describes projects he has worked on all around the world and explains what he has learned in his travels
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (September 1, 2002)
9780060511890 | details & prices | 3.25 × 6.00 × 2.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Having lost his family in a devastating plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer journeys around the world to research the life of a presumed-dead silent film actor, and he finds his life changed when his subsequent writings get unexpected attention.

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