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Your Birthday Has Come and Gone

Paul Auster

‘For the first time in all the years you had known her, she sounded deranged.’

Your birthday has come and gone. Sixty-four years old now, inching ever closer to senior citizenship, to the days of Medicare and Social Security benefits, to a time when more and more of your friends will have left you. So many of them are gone already – but just wait for the deluge that is comin…

Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. 'You Remember the Planes' in Granta 125: After the War, is adapted from Report from the Interior, published in November by Faber & Faber in the UK, Henry Holt in the US and McClelland & Stewart in Canada.

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