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"I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I traveled 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 offers them the possibility of redemption. Infused with character, mystery and humour, these lives intertwine and become bound together as Auster brilliantly explores the wider terrain of contemporary America - a crucible of broken dreams and of human folly.

Review:

"This effort is not always successful....Events pile up awfully fast....It's way, way too much, but the Brooklyn particulars very nearly justify Auster's risky strategy." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"[A] welcome sign that Auster, whose fictional universe can too often seem mechanistic and overdetermined, is finally relaxing a little....The manner in which everyone's miseries converge and nullify one another is what defines The Brooklyn Follies, ultimately, as a comedy." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Follies, like any of his previous books, is impossible to put down." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"The Brooklyn Follies is probably the first authentic attempt to deal with the post-September 11 world....It is a multilayered tapestry, with whimsical chapter headings and Dickensian depth." San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Nathan and Tom are 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. Matters change when Lucy, a little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives.

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ISBN:
9780571224982
Author:
Auster, Paul
Publisher:
Libri
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TRADE PAPER

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Product details pages MACMILLAN PUBLISHING SERVICES - English 9780571224982 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This effort is not always successful....Events pile up awfully fast....It's way, way too much, but the Brooklyn particulars very nearly justify Auster's risky strategy."
"Review" by , "[A] welcome sign that Auster, whose fictional universe can too often seem mechanistic and overdetermined, is finally relaxing a little....The manner in which everyone's miseries converge and nullify one another is what defines The Brooklyn Follies, ultimately, as a comedy."
"Review" by , "Follies, like any of his previous books, is impossible to put down."
"Review" by , "The Brooklyn Follies is probably the first authentic attempt to deal with the post-September 11 world....It is a multilayered tapestry, with whimsical chapter headings and Dickensian depth."
"Synopsis" by , Nathan and Tom are 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. Matters change when Lucy, a little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives.
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