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Author Auster, Paul, 1947- author

Title 4 3 2 1 / Paul Auster
Published London : Faber & Faber, 2017


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 MELB  810.54 A9347 A6/F  AVAILABLE
Description 866 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary "A sweeping family saga (with a bit of a twist) about the life and loves of Archie Ferguson, a Jewish boy born to second-generation immigrants in the United States just after World War II"--
Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel -- a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Also issued online
Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2017
Subject Domestic fiction, American.
Families -- Fiction.
Historical fiction, American.
Families -- United States -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Jewish families -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 0571324630 (paperback)
9780571324637 (paperback)
Other Titles Four three two one