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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

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 Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives.

Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid twentieth-century America.

A boy grows up-again and again and again.

As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written 4 3 2 1 is an unforgettable tour de force, the crowning work of this masterful writer's extraordinary career.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571324620
Number of pages: 880
Weight: 1264 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 50 mm
Edition: Main

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“Paul Auster's " Great American Novel "....”

This is not an ordinary novel, but the " Great American Novel " Paul Auster has written. He has created one of his most inventive and greatest characters of all time, Archie Ferguson. We don't get to... More

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“Mixed feelings”

I had been reluctant to read this extraordinary book because of its sheer length and my lukewarm reaction to previous Auster novels, particularly The Music of Chance. Once it was Booker shortlisted, I decided I had to... More

Paperback edition
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“A labour of love.”

It was always going to be a risk buying such a tome of a novel given that I've not had much success with Auster in the past. However, I was drawn in by the plot and the Booker nomination.
When I first started... More

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