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Moon Palace (Contemporary American Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.

Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination.

Review:

"The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction by award-winning novelist and poet Auster. Marco Fogg is a loner and a dreamer, whose 'mind is on the moon,' and who in a state of elation unfolds moonlore to his friends." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The work of an immensely gifted young novelist...Wherever his next novel goes, Paul Auster can expect an avid following." London Review of Books

Review:

"The novel's fantastic quality can be hard to swallow, and some of the action is maddeningly distant, but it's interesting, worthwhile reading." Library Journal

Review:

"Moon Palace is a richly textured fairy tale which is [Auster's] most sustained and powerful work to date..." Allon Reich, The New Statesman

Synopsis:

This Dickensian novel tells the strange story of Marco Stanley Fogg: his trials of poverty and depression; his rescue by Kitty Wu, a beautiful Chinese woman; and his eventual position as a live-in companion to an old man. Marco's recording of the old man's life story becomes his obsession as well as the focus of the novel.

Synopsis:

Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.

Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination.

Synopsis:

Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.

About the Author

Paul Auster's novels include Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night, and In the Country of Last Things, as well as two memoirs, a collection of essays, a volume of poems, and the screenplays for several films. His work has been translated into over 30 languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140115857
Author:
Auster, Paul
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Grez
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Invalids
Subject:
Invalids -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
vol. IX, pt. 4
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.60 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140115857 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction by award-winning novelist and poet Auster. Marco Fogg is a loner and a dreamer, whose 'mind is on the moon,' and who in a state of elation unfolds moonlore to his friends."
"Review" by , "The work of an immensely gifted young novelist...Wherever his next novel goes, Paul Auster can expect an avid following."
"Review" by , "The novel's fantastic quality can be hard to swallow, and some of the action is maddeningly distant, but it's interesting, worthwhile reading."
"Review" by , "Moon Palace is a richly textured fairy tale which is [Auster's] most sustained and powerful work to date..."
"Synopsis" by , This Dickensian novel tells the strange story of Marco Stanley Fogg: his trials of poverty and depression; his rescue by Kitty Wu, a beautiful Chinese woman; and his eventual position as a live-in companion to an old man. Marco's recording of the old man's life story becomes his obsession as well as the focus of the novel.
"Synopsis" by ,
Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.

Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination.

"Synopsis" by ,
Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.

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