Moon Palace by Paul AusterMoon Palace by Paul Auster

Moon Palace

byPaul Auster

Paperback | April 1, 1990

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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).

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Moon PalaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.73 × 5.07 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140115854

ISBN - 13:9780140115857

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great really enjoyed this -one of his best books
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel Well-written and amazing character development. Always got the sense that there were some autobiographical elements to the creation of Fogg. Has prompted me to read further work by Auster.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Paul Auster I loved Moon Palace, Paul Auster never disappoints. He has a way of creating very realistic AND endearing characters. If you are like me and enjoy reading books that aren't too dramatic or sad but not necessarily a romance novel, you will appreciate this book and this author. Just a simple and wonderful read.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasitic Classic This book will hook you on page one! There are so many pages I have flagged because the author has such a wonderful way with words that I wanted to catalogue everything. This edition is a gorgeous one to add to other penguin ink collectables. TL;DR, great book and fabulous design.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Man, anything by this man is amazing! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-24

From Our Editors

Against the mythical dreamscape of America, Auster brilliantly weaves the bizarre narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan searching for love, his father, and the key to the riddle of his origin and fate

Editorial Reviews

“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