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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 Economic CollapseAn Enigmatic Young Man Employed As A Trash Out Worker In Southern Florida Obsessively Photographing Thousands Of Abandoned Objects Left Behind By The Evicted FamiliesA Group Of Young People Squatting In An Apartment In Sunset Park, BrooklynThe Hospital For Broken Things, Which Specializes In Repairing The Artifacts Of A Vanished WorldWilliam Wyler S Classic The Best Years Of Our LivesA Celebrated Actress Preparing To Return To BroadwayAn Independent Publisher Desperately Trying To Save His Business And His MarriageThese 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 I understand all of the praise for Paul Auster Beautiful writing, well drawn characters Definitely told from a male perspective I have a hard time falling for the romance of baseball history, and felt like Ellen s extreme sexual fascination was male fantasy rather than reality But I found myself very compelled by the characters I wanted to know how they would come through it all Morris was definitely the most sympathetic character for me a very decent man, torn between forgiving his son, and fearing that by doing so, he would put his marriage at risk His son, Miles, was also a fascinating protoganist a young man who has gone off the rails, but is at heart, a good person, who is poised to get his life back on track I thought Auster s portrayal of the impact of the economic crisis was very well done He offers an unflinching look at an economy that pushes a group of young people to act as modern outlaws with their risky plan to squat in an abandoned house As a passionate reader, I loved the writing about publishing, the work the PEN does to try to protect writers, and Miles love for literature But, I was so disappointed in the ending It felt too sudden and far too hopeless I didn t need complete resolution, but I felt so frustrated that all of the progress the characters made was instantly reversed Kind of a why bother conclusion I liked Auster s theme about wounds being a part of becoming a mature adult But I hate the idea of his characters giving up because of their wounds. , Sunset Park is an area in Brooklyn where an uninhabited house attracts several peoples..Every single one of them has a history to tell, and inner demons to be conquer Miles Heller After he has suffered a traumatic event with his half brother that cost his life, he flees to find the love of his life Alice Bergstrom A young and beautiful girl that having had an abortion, must face pangs of conscience that threaten to destroy her life Ellen Brice Discovering a dark secret overshadowing the relation to her boyfriend, which will jeopardize than she can bear Bing Nathan His friendship to Miles means the world to him, he will be toss into an abyss of bewildering feelings All of them Loosers Human beings struggling in an ocean of forlornness All of them in search for meaning , a future, and a reason to get on against and despite all odds..This is a character driven novel The persons in it feels so damn real, that I found myself pondering over them even at my work and doing my household and shopping..It s a touching and moving book, tell with much passion and truth I cannot recommend it highly enough..Paul Auster has advance in my life as to become my favorite writer.Sunset Park is than a well told story about a bunch of people, its also full of insight and truth I can only say Read and experience it for yourself Happy readings to all my goodreads friends..Dean , Auster 7 3 , 7 30 , . SPOILER ALERT Is it just me, or did Paul Auster write two thirds of a book He s created a populous novel than usual, and manages to supply satisfying narrative arcs for the majority of those characters I wonder if he found such atypical conventionality alarming, for he certainly shied away providing any such satisfying resolution for his main character, Miles Miles has spent his entire adult life running away from the fatal consequences of an impulsive shove during what ought to have been an ordinary argument between stepbrothers After years of doing the penance of an itinerant lifestyle, Miles finally appears ready to heal he finds love and seeks reconciliation with his long estranged family When an entirely optional, seemingly inevitable confrontation with the police arises, he takes another impulsive swing, which threatens to destroy all I can t help but think this is the juncture where a writer like Dostoevsky would have rolled up his sleeves and gotten to work Auster is too cool a customer for that He merely nods in the direction of his character coming to terms with the consequences of his temper, and leaves it at that. As with most of Paul Auster s novels, he glitters and glides beneath the surface of the text, mixing the obscure with the dazzling, here with Sunset Park, although it may read like Auster, it also doesn t.The protagonist, 27 year old Miles Heller has abandoned his well connected New York family and gone into the wilderness to deal with the death of his stepbrother Bobby who died in a car accident, Miles overcome with grief and guilt, believes he was the cause of it, but this he never reveals to his father, who runs a publishing firm, his estranged actress mother, or Bobby s real mother He finds salvation in Florida working as a house clearer, and has a fascination with taking photos of abandoned things By chance he meets a younger girl in a park they re both reading The Great Gatsby, and begin a risky relationship Auster, whose plots are usually compelling, seems to have mislaid his sense of drive in terms of storytelling here, the narrative ebbs and flows sublimely, but never really takes hold like some other of his novels, by his standards Sunset Park reads pretty normal There are long passages of workmanlike prose Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday she takes the subway into Manhattan and goes to her part time job at the PEN American Center at 588 Broadway, just south of Houston Street She started working there last summer And so on.Circumstances force Miles to flee again, this time back to New York, where he and girlfriend end up sharing a squat in the Sunset Park area with his old pal Bing, and a sexually frustrated artist called Ellen.The narrative unexpectedly widens and we are given long sections from the point of view of each of these characters, creating an intimate viewpoint of their shared and cramped existence The second half of the novel is far heartfelt, with Miles aware he must re establish contact with his estranged family and confront his past, but he isn t the only one with problems.What s great about Sunset Park is there are no minor characters in Auster s world, everyone else has a rich, complicated inner life of their own, and when the mother and father of Miles start to enter the story, your mindset switches over to them, leading to some poignant moments towards the end.Overall there isn t the substance of previous work, however, it s uncluttered approach still makes for a compulsive read, driven by Auster s incongruous, infectious and sheer damned interest in his subject matter 4 5