Sunset Park: A Novel

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Four twenty-something searchers end up squatting in an abandoned house in Sunset Park in Paul Auster's moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. There's Miles Heller, recently returned from Florida where he was trashing out the homes of those evicted during the 2008 economic crisis, obsessively photographing the objects left behind by the families; Bing, who runs the Hospital for Broken Things; artist Ellen who is beset by erotic visions; and Alice, a grad student researching pop-culture depictions of post-war sexual relationships. Sunset Park illuminates our tragic flaws and need for connection, coherence and beauty.
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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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