'Auster's power of empathy is unexpected, crucial, even delightful.' Ali Smith, Scotsman
Meet Mr. Bones, canine sidekick of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant, troubled, and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn, New York. Together, Bones and Christmas sally forth to Baltimore, on a last great adventure in search of Willy's beloved mentor Bea Swanson – who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is she still alive?