The Brooklyn Follies
'I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain ...' So begins Paul Auster's remarkable 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, indeed, from life in general. Having accidentally ended up in the same Brooklyn neighbourhood, they discover a community teeming with life and passion. When Lucy, a little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives, there is suddenly a bridge from their pasts that offers them the possibility of redemption.
Paul Auster's most commerically successful novel to date, now in a stunning new package.
Paul Auster was born in New Jersey in 1947. After attending Columbia University he lived in France for four years.Since 1974 he has published poems, essays, novels, screenplays, and translations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.