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Moon Palace | [Paul Auster]

Moon Palace

Against the mythical dreamscape of America, Auster brilliantly weaves the bizarre narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan searching for love, his father, and the key to the riddle of his origin and fate.
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Publisher's Summary

Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the '60s, 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.

As an added bonus, when you purchase any of our Audible Modern Vanguard productions of Paul Auster's books, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview added to your library.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.

©1990 Paul Auster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This is a writer whose work shines with intelligence and originality." (Don DeLillo)

"In somber, cerebral, and terse narratives, Paul Auster has hunted down his obsessions. The missing father, the limits of language, the past as a crime we are driven to solve: from these themes, Mr. Auster has built a reputation as a post-modern gumshoe, fusing the conventions of detective fiction with Beckett-like despair." (The New York Times)

"The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction." (Publishers Weekly)

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    A very good novel, and decently narrated, until the narrator begins with the elderly painter Effing whom he presents as a cartoon-curmudgeon, speaking the character's words with barely a variation in tone, inflection, and emphasis. The novel at this point becomes difficult to judge, seeming to slump into a dramatic middle ground - engaging to a point; predictable beyond that point.


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