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Marco Fogg, loner and dreamer, is forced from his Manhattan apartment and roams Central Park as a vagrant until he is rescued by gentle Kitty Wu. "The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction," said PW .
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but I did not believe there would ever be a future." Yet this novel deals precisely with the future that protagonist Marco Stanley Fogg seems to doubt the most: his own. We see Marco through several quite remarkable years, during which he nearly starves himself to death out of poverty and dejection, is rescued by a beautiful Chinese girl named Kitty Wu, and ends up as the live-in helper to an invalid old man, the recording of whose life story becomes Marco's obsession and the focus of the novel. Indeed, the old man's tale eventually becomes Marco's, spiraling into one big center where everything and everyone is (literally!) related. The novel's fantastic quality can be hard to swallow, and some of the action is maddeningly distant, but it's interesting, worthwhile reading.
- Jessica Grim, NYPL
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I couldn't finish it. REALLY boring. Like going through a boring person's day, minute by minute. Who cares? Read morePublished 23 days ago by kitty kat
This book will suck you up and change your day :) what an incredible read. From beginning to end. Yes!Published 8 months ago by Andy Suzuki
I am still only 95% through this wonderful story. I don't want to finish it. But I can't wait to see what happens to Fogg. I love Effing and Kitty and Uncle Victor. Read morePublished 16 months ago by jspassnthru
Moon Palace is the story of a young man's search for identity and purpose. The narrator, Marco Fogg, was orphaned in early childhood, raised by an uncle, and never knew the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steven Davis
I have been aching for a book so beautifully written. I ate it up, every word, even highlighting some of the deep philosophical points that I thought I just couldn't part with. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lacey Martinez
Kind of slow at some point, but pretty good. Although Auster has a unique style and feeling, be careful and don't read many Auster's books in a row: you might get a Paul Auster... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eduardo
Another great book by Paul Auster that completely draws you in ..............The characters are all so interesting and his way of using adjectives is great...... Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Mary ann Benedetti