It's a story about a man called Sidney Orr whose life is turned on its head when he buys a blue notebook and begins writing a story about a man who decides to get up one day and walk away from his life. As Sidney begins to lose control and life starts imitating art, he enters a labyrinthine world of tales within tales.
Can he break the spell and disentangle the worlds of fact and fiction? Can any of us? The answer is here. Probably.
The book: Oracle Night
The author: Paul Auster
The publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 5 February