"Moon Palace" by Paul Auster. A description of the plot and a creative diary task.

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MOON PALACE -PAUL AUSTERThis is the story of Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan searching for love, his father and the keyto 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 knewwho was his father. Since then he had lived with his Uncle Victor in a small apartment on 112thStreet in N.Y. His Uncle was a part of a band who was named Wally Moon and preformed atthe Moon Palace diner.When Stanley grew up he went to the University; Uncle Victor gave him for this occasion apresent, one thousand books. Afterwards, his Uncle had suddenly died. Then Stanley'ssituation became worse; He saw his money dwindle to zero, he lost the apartment and woundup living in the streets (He slept for three weeks in Central Park without food and with littlemoney). His friends David Zimmer and Kitty Wu had found him and took care of him til herecover from his illness.Staley lived in Zimmer's house until he had moved away to another apartment, then Stanleysearched for a new place to live and found a job as a live-in companion for an elderlygentleman in a wheelchair. He lived with him for about half year until the gentleman died. Hisname was Effing Thomas but his real name was Julian Barber. In the past he was a famouspainter but he stopped painting after the death of his brother and he changed...

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