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Sunset Park by Paul Auster.. About home and homelessness (squatters take over a house in Brooklyn), this story may seem a departure from his oevre, touching as it does on social themes and conscience, but it's a powerful journey.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"On the surface, “Sunset Park” is fairly straightforward, without Auster’s trademark postmodern flourishes. Yet he tests the rules throughout, as if the experiment were to write a conventionally satisfying novel while bucking many of the conventions of how to write fiction.."

The NY Times

"Sunset Park brings us a new Paul Auster, shifting from the intellectually exhilarating, elevating realms of metafiction and postmodern detective fiction to a story grounded in the potent emotions of love, loss, regret and vengeance, and the painful reality of current-day calamities like evictions and bankruptcies.."

NPR

Author bio: Paul Auster was born and raised in Newark, NJ. After graduating from Columbia University in 1970, he moved to Paris where he made his living translating the works of French authors. He returned to the states in 1974 to begin writing essays, poems, and novels of his own. More information can be found here: http://contemporarylit.about.com/cs/authors/p/auster.htm

Book Details: General Fiction; (320 pp. Compelling: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780805092868

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