Sunset Park (Paperback)
|Author: Paul Auster|
|Luminous, passionate, expansive, and 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.|
From the Publisher:
A New York Times Bestseller
From the bestselling author of Invisible and The New York Trilogy comes a new novel set during the 2008 economic collapse. Sunset Park opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed houses in Florida, the latest stop in his flight across the country. When Miles falls in love with Pilar Sanchez, he finds himself fleeing once again, going back to New York, where his family still lives, and into an abandoned house of young squatters in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Woven together from various points of view—that of Miles’s father, an independent book publisher trying to stay afloat, Miles’s mother, a celebrated actress preparing her return to the New York stage, and the various men and women who live in the house—“Auster seems to carry all of humanity inside him” (Jan Stuart, The Boston Globe).
Paul Auster takes the name for his 18th novel (if you count the NEW YORK TRILOGY individually) from a neighborhood in South Brooklyn. Set in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash, the story follows a group of young creative types squatting in a house in the middle-class neighborhood. One of the group, Miles Heller, originally from New York, had been living in Florida making ends meet by cleaning out recently foreclosed homes. When an ill-fated romance turns messy, he relocates. Because Auster is at the helm, however, this book quickly becomes about more than Miles--his discontented roommates and his long-distant father's unexpected efforts to make amends. Hopping and skipping between perspectives, trivia, and historical moments, this novel casts an intelligent frame around the contemporary American situation.