Sunset Park

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Faber & Faber, 2011 - Fiction - 309 pages
13 Reviews
Paul Auster's Sunset Park is set in the sprawling flatlands of Florida, where twenty-eight-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his father and step-mother in New York seven years ago.What keeps him in Florida is his relationship with a teenage high-school girl, Pilar, but when her family threatens to expose their relationship, Miles decides to protect Pilar by going back to Brooklyn, where he settles in a squat to prepare himself to face the inevitable confrontation with his father - a confrontation he has been avoiding for years.Set against the backdrop of the devastating global recession, and pulsing with the energy of Auster's previous novel Invisible, Sunset Park is as mythic as it is contemporary, as in love with baseball as it is with literature. It is above all, a story about love and forgiveness - not only among men and women, but also between fathers and sons.

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Paul Auster is a wonderful writer. This novel revolves around Miles Heller. When he is 16, Miles and his stepbrother Bobby are arguing, and Miles shoves Bobby down on to a road. Bobby is run over by a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl Brush - Goodreads

Sunset Park is the name, and squatting is the game. Paul Auster has been a favorite of mine. I enjoyed both Brooklyn Follies and Book of Illusions. Sunset Park, however, is something of a low point ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, The New York Trilogy, among many other works. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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