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Literary Giants - Mr. Vertigo

Walter Claireborne Rawley is renowned nationwide as "Walt the Wonder Boy." It is the late 1920's, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphan rescued from the streets by the mysterious Hungarian Master Yehudi, who teaches Walt to walk on air. The vaudeville act that results from Walt's marvelous new ability takes them across a vast and vibrant country, where they meet and fall prey to sinners, thieves, and villains, from the Kansas Ku Klux Klan to the Chicago mob. Walt's rise to fame and fortune mirrors America's own coming of age, and his resilience, like that of the nation, is challenged over and over again. Mr. Vertigo is a bravura celebration of a raucous age, an ambitious and enduringly brilliant tale of trial and triumph.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Mr. Vertigo
Author: 
Paul Auster
Jacket image: 
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ISBN: 
3499221527
Event Info
Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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