Two stories which have been made into films. In "Smoke" a novelist, suffering from writer's block and the violent death of his wife, is inspired by a young black boy to write again. The action of "Blue in the Face" partly takes place in the cigar shop which was the focal point of "Smoke".
Used availability for Paul Auster's Smoke / Blue in the Face
January 2003 : UK Paperback
June 1995 : USA Paperback