Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin . . .
The explosion that detonates the narrative of Paul Auster´s remarkable novel also ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of one of Sachs´s oldest friends, the writer Peter Aaron. What follows is Aaron´s story, an intricate, subtle and gripping investigation of another man´s life in all its richness and complexity.
Combining an investigation of freedom and terrorism with all the tension, mystery and allusive richness familiar from Auster´s The New York Trilogy or Sunset Park, Leviathan is an unmissable addition to the canon of ´one of America´s most spectacularly inventive writers.´ (Times Literary Supplement
´[A] Brownian motion experiment of a plot - chock-a-block with identity-swaps, sideways sweeps and lateral leaps.´ Observer