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Thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families A group of young people suatting in an apartment in Sunset Park Brooklyn The Hospital for Broken Things which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished worldWilliam Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives A celebrated actress preparing to return to 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 suat 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

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Sunset ParkBroadway 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 At the best times it is hard to put down a Paul Auster novel He's a writer who writes for his readers A goes to B and that will eventually come to C My problem with his work is that I can picture the outline or map while reading his works The early Paul Auster I love and its cool that he uses his home base Brooklyn as a guide or representation in his later novels but then again a lot of his work is like a math proposition And although I don't put the book down I could easily do so as well Because I just don't care And that sort of pains me with respect to Paul Auster because I admire him for his taste I love his translations of French poetry and he's an interesting writer to a point butHe churns so much books out now and his last one Invisible is a novel i enjoyed very much Maybe because it reminded me of a Patricia Highsmith yarn but it jelled for me Sunset Park is neither horrible or decent it's just there And there are so many important books to read you don't want to spend time with something that isjust there on your table or book caseThere is no doubt in my mind that Auster will come up again with a winner but till then

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Download Sunset Park kindle Õ 309 pages ☆ 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 collapseAn enigmatic young man employed as a trash out worker in southeLuminous 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 collapseAn enigmatic young man employed as a trash out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing 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'tThe 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 onCircumstances force Miles to flee again this time back to New York where he and girlfriend end up sharing a suat in the Sunset Park area with his old pal Bing and a sexually frustrated artist called EllenThe 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 problemsWhat'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 endOverall 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 45