Moon Palace

Moon Palace

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The -beautiful and haunting- (San Francisco Chronicle) tale of an orphan's search for love, for his unknown father, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his fate, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A Novel
Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, 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.
From New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 299.37g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143119052
  • 9780143119050
  • 347,182

About Paul Auster

Paul Auster's novels include Brooklyn Follies, Oracle Night, and In the Country of Last Things, as well as two memoirs, a collection of essays, a volume of poems, and the screenplays for several films. His work has been translated into over 30 languages.
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-Auster is a masterly storyteller. . .Moon Palace shimmers with mysteries.-
- The Washington Post Book World
-Enormously compelling. . .Auster has a rare combination of talent, scope, and audacity.-
- The New Republic
-Good hearted and hopeful, verbally exuberant.-
- The New York Times Book Review

-Reads like a composite of works by Fielding, Dickens, and Twain. . .Auster has a lot of fun concocting Marco's adventures, almost has much fun as one has in reading them.-
- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
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14,828 ratings
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4 41% (6,116)
3 21% (3,100)
2 5% (684)
1 1% (149)
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