Sunset Park: A Novel

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
16 Reviews

Luminous, passionate, expansive, an emotional tour de force

Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse.

An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families.

A group of young people squatting in an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world.

William Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives.

A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway.

An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage.

These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. Sunset Park is a surprising departure that confirms Paul Auster as one of our greatest living writers.


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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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Paul Auster is the bestselling, award-winning author of 16 novels, including Sunset Park, Invisible, Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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