New York: Penguin, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. 217pp. Quarto [23.5cm]. 1/4 black cloth over black papered boards with gilt spine stamp. Near fine / near fine. Item #52594
"In this profoundly intimate, arresting parable, Paul Auster creates a world of fiendish bargains and punative whims - a world redeemed, nonetheless, by [Jim] Nashe's resolute quest for justice and his capacity for love. Taut, haunting, yet strangely exuberant, 'The Music of Chance' explores the meaning of freedom and control, relentless interrogating the mysteries embedded in every human choice. It is a story about the small, valuable things we can do at a time when everything is being done to us."