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Although I really appreciate his work, I haven’t read anything by Paul Auster since Mr Vertigo. The Brooklyn Follies somehow caught my attention because of Brooklyn. I have been to New York on three occasions but never visited Brooklyn. Now that I have read this book I will certainly do so.

This story is about a man moving to Brooklyn after his divorce. Being diagnosted of cancer he has a few months left. He plans to lead a quiet life before dying but other lives cross his one.

I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I traveled there from Westchester to scope out the terrain.