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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 9th 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Moja ulubiona książka to Wielki Gatsby, bo to jedyna książka którą w życiu przeczytałem. Za jakie grzechy?
Sunset Park's sole flaw is that Auster is now a little too well-off to realistically characterize working class lives, -- specifically, Auster imagines-- "Hey, I bet those companies that professionally shut down foreclosed houses can raid all the left behind junk." uhhh yeah!!! that's priced into t...
those last few pages were very disappointing... aiming too high and missing completely
The chapters are narrated from the points of view of different characters, therefore you get immersed in their thoughts fully, sometimes in the form of a diary, sometimes each chapter by a different character, and always discovering their past, discovering what made them who they are today. What is ...