cover image The Music of Chance

The Music of Chance

Paul Auster. Penguin Books, $15 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-14-015407-8

Compulsive traveler Jim Nashe finances an epic poker match for a self-proclaimed jackpot winner. ``In his lucid, captivating yarn, Auster quietly raises disturbing questions of servants and masters, of loyalty, freedom and the inexplicable urge to kill,'' said PW . (Dec.)