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Timbuktu

(1999)
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Meet Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, Timbuktu. Mr. Bones is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant, troubled, and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza before them, they sally forth on a last great adventure, heading for Baltimore, Maryland in search of Willy's high school teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who knew him in his previous incarnation as William Gurevitch, the son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs. Swanson still alive? And if she isn't, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu?

Mr. Bones is our witness. Although he walks on four legs and cannot speak, he can think, and out of his thoughts Auster has spun one of the richest, most compelling tales in recent American fiction. By turns comic, poignant, and tragic, Timbuktu is above all a love story. Written with a scintillating verbal energy, it takes us into the heart of a singularly pure and passionate character, an unforgettable dog who has much to teach us about our own humanity.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-698-40090-9 / 978-0-698-40090-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minedition
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July 1999 : UK Hardback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-571-19197-5 / 978-0-571-19197-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-8050-5407-3 / 978-0-8050-5407-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Timbuktu: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-312-42894-4 / 978-0-312-42894-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-571-22909-3 / 978-0-571-22909-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-571-20329-9 / 978-0-571-20329-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Timbuktu: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-312-26399-6 / 978-0-312-26399-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-571-20104-0 / 978-0-571-20104-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-312-97528-7 / 978-0-312-97528-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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1999 : Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 3883891606 / 978-3883891606
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon   

August 1957 : USA Paperback
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Auster Paul
ISBN: 0-8050-5490-1 / 978-0-8050-5490-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Owl
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 1-5012-2778-5 / 978-1-5012-2778-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

August 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: Timbuktu
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Timbuktu: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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