The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions

A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love

Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself… (more)

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (October 27, 2009)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English


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