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Paul Auster: Sunset Park

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Writer Paul Auster reads from his newest book, *Sunset Park*, which 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 weaves together in this novel about contemporary America and its ghosts.

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of *Oracle Night*, *The Book of Illusions* and *TimbuktuI Thought My Father Was God*. The NPR National Story Project anthology which he edited, was also a national bestseller.