Man in the Dark (novel)

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Man in the Dark
Man in the Dark (novel) 1st ed coverart.jpg
First edition
Author Paul Auster
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Publication date
August 19, 2008
Media type Print (Hardback) and Audio CD
Pages 180 pp
ISBN 978-0-571-24076-0
OCLC 229464027
Preceded by Travels in the Scriptorium
Followed by Invisible

Man in the Dark is a novel by Paul Auster published in August 2008. Its topic is a dystopian scenario of the present-day United States being torn apart by a new secession and civil war after the presidential elections of 2000. (The fictional division between the secessionist and loyal states is very similar to the "Jesusland" map.) This is told within a frame narrative of an aging journalist reflecting on his family and the death of his wife.



  • California Literary Review, by Garan Holcombe [1]
  • San Francisco Chronicle, by Stephen Elliott [2]
  • The Telegraph, by Ruth Scurr [3]
  • The New York Review of Books, by Michael Dirda [4]
  • The Washington Post, by Jeff Turrentine [5] (Washington Post Best Books of the Year)

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