The Brooklyn Follies Setting

Auster, Paul
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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City. It is located at the southwestern end of Long Island. At the beginning of the narrative, Nathan Glass moves to Brooklyn after retiring from work and after he and his wife divorce. Nathan lived there as a child and feels inexplicably drawn to it in his early years of old age. Much of the novel takes place in Brooklyn. There, Nathan encounters his nephew Tom Wood, whom Nathan has not seen in years. Nathan also befriends Tom’s employer, Harry. The three men spend time together often, discussing their heavily contrasting lives and facing the persistent challenges that continue to emerge from their respective pasts.

Brightman’s Attic

Brightman’s Attic is a used bookstore and rare book dealership located in Brooklyn. After Harry Dunkel was convicted of art fraud in Chicago and was imprisoned for...

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