Open City

Teju Cole

About the book

Julius, a young psychiatrist, roams the streets of Manhattan, alone and without a destination, for hours. The movement is a balance to work, it structures his evenings, his thoughts. He lets himself drift, and as his footsteps carry him, he thinks of his recent broken love affair, his childhood, his isolation in this metropolis full of people. Almost unnoticeably, his eyes enchant the surroundings, the city flips before him, reveals the traces of the people who used to live here. With every encounter, every new discovery, Julius gets deeper into the hidden present of New York - and finally into his own past that has become alien to him.

ISBN: 978-0-8129-8009-7

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