Auster, Paul. writer of books that often elaborate on the themes of alienation, coincidence, bad luck, cause-and-effect snowball-effects in life, often ending up in bad periods in life of key personas. titles include, among others, 'The new York Trilogy', 'Mr. Vertigo', 'Ihe Invention of Solitude', 'In the Country of Last Things'. get 'The New York Trilogy', 'Leviathan', sit down, and read.