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The Resource 4 3 2 1

4 3 2 1

Label
4 3 2 1
Title
4 3 2 1
Statement of responsibility
Paul Auster
Title variation
  • Four, three, two, one
  • 4321
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Language
eng
Summary
* * * Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize * * *Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, Huffington Post, and The Spectator UK"An epic bildungsroman . . . . Original and complex . . . . A monumental assemblage of competing and complementary fictions, a novel that contains multitudes."—Tom Perrotta, The New York Times Book Review"A stunningly ambitious novel, and a pleasure to read. . . . An incredibly moving, true journey."—NPR New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, Boston Globe Bestseller, National Indiebound BestsellerPaul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel—a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself.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
Summary
A single child born in 1947 experiences four parallel lifetimes poignantly marked by shifting family fortunes, athletic pursuits, friendships, sex, intellectual passions and the same intriguing woman
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10547847
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Auster, Paul
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
4 3 2 1
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f1e83149-75ee-46bf-80cb-bfaa4d36c312
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781627794473
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
4 3 2 1
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f1e83149-75ee-46bf-80cb-bfaa4d36c312
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781627794473
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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