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Summary and analysis chapter by chapter of The Brooklyn Follies, a novel by Paul Auster. What are the main events in each chapter? What are the main themes of the novel? What is the role of each chapter in the novel?
The narrator leaves Westchester to Brooklyn, to die there. He had lived in Brooklyn when he was a little boy (before the age of three), but doesn't remember anything. He rents an apartment near Prospect Park. He wants nothing but being alone and quiet. He has sold his house after his divorce, and so has no problem with money. He was an insurance agent, but doesn't know what to do now.
His daughter Rachel (a researcher in bio-chemistry) comes to visit him and suggests he should "invent a project". He feels irritated and says he will probably die very soon, which makes Rachel very angry. The narrator admits it was a nasty thing to do, but says he is rather a friendly man (which, according to him, was a quality required by his job; however this job taught him "the dangers of family life"). He doesn't think he was as bad a father and husband as Rachel claims he was (...)
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Overture
Chapter 2. An unexpected encounter
Chapter 3. Farewell to the court
Chapter 4. Purgatory
Chapter 5. A wall falls
Chapter 6. Disturbing revelations
Chapter 7. On rascals
Chapter 8. In the flesh
Chapter 9. The sperm bank surprise
Chapter 10. The queen of Brooklyn
Chapter 11. On the stupidity of men
Chapter 12. A night of eating and drinkling
Chapter 13. Cigarette break
Chapter 14. On the sptupidity of men (2)
Chapter 15. Monkey business
Chapter 16. A knock on the door
Chapter 17. Riding north
Chapter 18. Our girl, or Coke is it
Chapter 19. Dream days at the Hotel existence
Chapter 20. Double-cross
Chapter 21. Counterattack
Chapter 22. Adieu
Chapter 23. Further developments
Chapter 24. Hawthorn Street or Hawthorne Street?
Chapter 25. The laughing girl
Chapter 26. Flying north
Chapter 27. A new life
Chapter 28. "Just like Tony"
Chapter 29. Inspiration
Chapter 30. X marks the spot
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