The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
'I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain...'
So begins Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, The Brooklyn Follies. Set against the backdrop of the contested US election of 2000, it tells the story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle and nephew double-act. One in remission from lung cancer, divorced and estranged from his only daughter, the other hiding away from his once-promising academic career, and life in general.
Having accidentally ended up in the same Brooklyn neighbourhood, they discover a community teeming with life and passion.
When Lucy, the little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives there is suddenly a bridge from their pasts that may offer them the possibility of redemption.
Filled with stories and characters, mystery and fraud, these lives intertwine and become bound together as Auster brilliantly explores the wider terrain of contemporary America - a crucible of broken dreams and human folly.
Format: Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 2.3 | 294g
Publication Date: 01 Sep 2006
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
A book with obvious wear. Has some damage to the cover including a fair amount of creasing and scuff marks, especially on the front cover, but integrity still intact. There is a fair amount of creasing throughout the book , but no rips or tears. No writing in margins, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. An aged and scruffy, but still a clean, solid, and readable copy.