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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 ...Show synopsisSo 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 may offer them the possibility of redemption. Filled with stories and characters, mystery and fraud, 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.Hide synopsis
The Brooklyn Follies (Henry Holt & Company) – Hardcover (2005)
Hardcover, Henry Holt & Company 2005
ISBN: 0805077146 ISBN-13: 9780805077148
From the bestselling author of "Oracle Night" and "The Book of Illusions," comes an exhilarating, whirlwind tale of one man's accidental redemption.From the bestselling author of "Oracle Night" and "The Book of Illusions," comes an exhilarating, whirlwind tale of one man's accidental redemption.Hide
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The Brooklyn Follies begins with Nathan Glass moving to Brooklyn. He says it?s to find a place to die, though as the novel goes on it is clear he?s looking to begin a new life. Through chance (an Auster staple) he comes across his nephew Tom, and through a variety of lovely sequences, reconnects with ...
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