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The Brooklyn Follies

By Paul Auster

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| Hardcover | 9780571224975

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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 story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle and nephew double-act. One in remission from lung cancer, divorced, an Continue

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 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.

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    Sorpresa!

    Quando pensi di essere arrivato ad un'età in cui credi che poco debba ancora succedere.....molto sbagliato!!! Accadono molte cose, alcune "normali" altre bizzarre, ma insieme ne fanno un libro molto gradevole!

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    Antonella Bellabona said on Sep 9, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    這是保羅.奧斯特最好讀、最溫暖、最動人的作品,也是我唯一讀的保羅.奧斯特的作品(拖

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    caryyrac said on Aug 28, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    我想我目前的經歷或許還無法完全能體會這本書啊!
    再過個五年十年應該就會非常有感觸了!人生...

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    AJ said on Aug 20, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Harry Brightman

    "Mettete un individuo come Harry Brightman in qualche eremitaggio campagnolo e i contadini vicini lo cacceranno dal paese con roncole e forconi."

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    Stefanino said on Aug 6, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    La prima parte mi è sembrata un po' lenta, si ripende dalla metà in poi. Tutto sommato un buon libro, 3 stelline sono sufficienti.

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    Angelo said on Aug 6, 2014 | Add your feedback

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