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Sunset Park

A Novel

Paul Auster, read by the author

Macmillan Audio

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.

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Paul Auster read from his novel Sunset Park. 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. Auster magically weaves together an immensely moving narrative about contemporary America and its ghosts.

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Praise for Sunset Park

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

“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 Anerica’s mysteries and minutiae.” – Publishers Weekly

“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

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SUNSET PARK by Paul AusterKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of SUNSET PARK . With a plot that encompasses war in the Middle East, economic recession and the perils of the publishing industry, a contemporary vitality distinguishes the latest from the veteran author.
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  • Paul Auster, read by the author

  • Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Sunset Park, Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. His books have been translated into forty-three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sunset Park

A Novel

Paul Auster, read by the author

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Macmillan Audio

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