Moon Palace

Moon Palace

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Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143119050
0143119052
Branch Call Number: Fiction Aus
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 20 cm

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Apr 02, 2011

I read this book when the VPL was back on Burrard street and distinctly remember bothering some poor librarian with vague descriptions - "uhhhh... I know it has the word moon in it and uhh.. the author's a guy and uhhh... I think he's a New York writer..." until she managed to come up with a few for me to choose from.
I read this book at a perfect time in my life and (without spoiling things too much) the scene where he's carrying a single egg has stayed with me since then. I burned through all of Austers work after that until I hit Timbuktu, at which point I gave up on him.
If you've never read Paul Auster, this book's as good a place as any to get started. He's a fine author to be sure - but I've moved on...

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