• Sunset Park

  • By: Paul Auster
  • Narrated by: Paul Auster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)

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Sunset Park

By: Paul Auster
Narrated by: Paul Auster
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Publisher's summary

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.

©2010 Paul Auster (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

“The author reads his own work with great feeling, being able to express in his voice the depths of despair that each of his four main characters is experiencing. The interaction among the four is narrated as an ‘ebb and flow' of life and its experiences.” —Sound Commentary

“Auster's dry, gravelly voice has a gravitas all its own… one almost feels that Auster is himself an Auster character, blowing smoke rings in an empty room while pondering America's mysteries and minutiae.” —Publishers Weekly

“Wise, weary and earthy, Auster has a remarkable voice…Listening to the novel would be as good as reading it.” —The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel