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The Resource 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster

4 3 2 1, Paul Auster

Label
4 3 2 1
Title
4 3 2 1
Statement of responsibility
Paul Auster
Title variation
  • Four, three, two, one
  • 4321
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--
  • "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 Stanley and Rose 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."--Cover
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Man Booker Prize, 2017, shortlist.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auster, Paul
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.U77
LC item number
A615 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Jewish families
  • Family life
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Jewish families
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
4 3 2 1, Paul Auster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982088757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
866 pages
Isbn
9781250160010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982088757
Label
4 3 2 1, Paul Auster
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982088757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
866 pages
Isbn
9781250160010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982088757

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