Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the '60s, 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. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Paul Auster's book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.
"This is a writer whose work shines with intelligence and originality." (Don DeLillo)
"In somber, cerebral, and terse narratives, Paul Auster has hunted down his obsessions. The missing father, the limits of language, the past as a crime we are driven to solve: from these themes, Mr. Auster has built a reputation as a post-modern gumshoe, fusing the conventions of detective fiction with Beckett-like despair." (The New York Times)
"The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction." (Publishers Weekly)
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My favourite Paul Auster novel
I have already listened to it three times, and never tire of it, so yes I would listen to it again
I can't think of another book I'd compare it to. It's written in the style of a 'roman d'apprentisage', used by many of the classic nineteenth century novelists, but with the added elements Paul Auster finds interesting, in particular how chance affects our lives and decisions.
The main character, Marco Fogg.
Yea, but it was too long for that
Well, I have mentioned it is my favourite novel by Paul Auster. It has all the elements his novels are known for, but readers of his work will know that his later work is not very satisfying for many reasons. If someone asked me the best introduction to his work, I would say this one because for me it has stood the test of time, unlike his classic 'New York Trilogy', which I have as an audio book, but which I now find dated and tiresome.
First Paul Auster (I can't believe he passed me)