cover image Moon Palace

Moon Palace

Paul Auster. Penguin Books, $15 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-14-011585-7

Marco Fogg, loner and dreamer, is forced from his Manhattan apartment and roams Central Park as a vagrant until he is rescued by gentle Kitty Wu. ``The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction,'' said PW . (Apr.)