"Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin..." So begins the story told by Peter Aaron about his best friend, Benjamin Sachs. Sachs had a marriage Aaron envied, an intelligence he admired, a world he shared. And then suddenly, after a near-fatal fall that might or might not have been intentional, Sachs disappeared. Now Aaron must piece together the life that led to Sachs's death. His sole aim is to tell the truth and preserve it, before those who are investigationg the case invent an account of their own.
A provocative novel about friendship and betrayal, sexual desire and estrangement--about the unpredictable intrusions of violence in the everday. Leviathan reveals Paul Auster at his prime, confecting worlds of tremendous complication and bizarre plausibility. It is a daring and immensely moving story by an author whom The Times Literary Supplement has called "one of America's most spectacularly inventive writers."