MOON PALACE -PAUL AUSTER
This is the story of Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan searching for love, his father and the key
to the riddle of his origin and fate.
Marco's mother was killed in a car accident when he was eleven years old, and he never knew
who was his father. Since then he had lived with his Uncle Victor in a small apartment on 112th
Street in N.Y. His Uncle was a part of a band who was named Wally Moon and preformed at
the Moon Palace diner.
When Stanley grew up he went to the University; Uncle Victor gave him for this occasion a
present, one thousand books. Afterwards, his Uncle had suddenly died. Then Stanley's
situation became worse; He saw his money dwindle to zero, he lost the apartment and wound
up living in the streets (He slept for three weeks in Central Park without food and with little
money). His friends David Zimmer and Kitty Wu had found him and took care of him til he
recover from his illness.
Staley lived in Zimmer's house until he had moved away to another apartment, then Stanley
searched for a new place to live and found a job as a live-in companion for an elderly
gentleman in a wheelchair. He lived with him for about half year until the gentleman died. His
name was Effing Thomas but his real name was Julian Barber. In the past he was a famous
painter but he stopped painting after the death of his brother and he changed his name after
being considered dead by mistake. Stanley and Effing were very bonded since Effing was like
the father Stanley never had.
Today I was again in Broadway Street where was Chandler's Bookstore. I had sold him...