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Paul Auster

Presented by Harvard Book Store

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Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome back prolific and award-winning novelist PAUL AUSTER for a reading from his newest book, Sunset ParkSunset 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 weaves together in this novel about contemporary America and its ghosts.

“Auster is in excellent form for this foray into the tarnished, conflicted soul of Brooklyn…. The fractured narrative takes in an impressive swath of life and history—Vietnam, baseball trivia, the WWII coming-home film The Best Years of Our Lives…Auster′s newest is a gratifying departure from the postmodern trickery he′s known for, one full of crisp turns of phrase and keen insights.”
Publishers Weekly

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