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Paul Auster s 2010 novel Sunset Park is another worthy effort from my favourite author of his generation As with a number of recent Auster novels, Sunset Park does not quite capture the downright inventiveness of earlier masterpieces such New York Trilogy, The Music Of Chance, Leviathan or The Book Of Illusions, but there is enough narrative trickery and typically sublime prose here to keep most Auster fans content if not ecstatic and to leave the vast majority of other contemporary authors in the shade.In Sunset Park, Auster revisits a generation gap premise which he has tackled impressively before, whether it be Walt and tutor Master Yehudi in Mr Vertigo or Nathan Glass and his nephew Tom in the recent The Brooklyn Follies The main protagonist of Sunset Park is Miles Heller, 28 year old son of book publisher, twice married Morris The novel begins with Miles, having deserted his parents seven years earlier as a result of mutual disaffection, working in Florida as a trasher out , namely someone who reclaims possessions from houses subject to mortgage default as a result of the financial meltdown in 2008 Auster uses a number of the main characters in the book to narrate the story thereafter, including Miles father and the tenants squatting in the New York residence to which Miles flees in an attempt to evade the Florida law enforcement agencies, who are likely to take a dim view of Miles ongoing relationship with 17 year old schoolgirl Pilar.Auster s concerns in Sunset Park reflect a gamut of issues, both political and personal, ranging from the aftermath of the banking crisis albeit dealt with rather superficially and the familial impact of the Iraq war, through to the decline of the book publishing business and personal tragedies of lost love and family revenge Auster has clearly moved on for better or worse from his earlier fantastic, mysterious and suspense filled work to a measured, humanistic style, which is perhaps emotionally charged.For me, therefore, Sunset Park does not attain the level of his absolutely best work, but is a must read nevertheless. A this is a great writer and a good read. Good novel, but not one of Auster s best. This is one of his better works, in my humble opinion If you like Auster, you will like this too. Twenty eight year old Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his stepbrother, an incident that caused him to flee New York seven years previously Now he lives in Florida, photographing the last traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure during the banking crisis When a complicated romance forces him to go on the run again, he returns to Brooklyn to confront his father and his past