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4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster

4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster

Title: 4 3 2 1

Author:  Paul Auster

ISBN:  9780571324620

Weight:  990g

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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

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.

Paul Auster’s first novel in seven years.  A sweeping story of birthright and possibility,
of love and the fullness of life itself.  A masterpiece.

Peer & Press Reviews

A master of the modern American fable.

The Independent

Auster’s writing is stunning.


There is still a hint of the magical in the every day events that he chronicles.

Tom Cox, Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: 4 3 2 1
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes: Man Booker Prize 2017 – longlist
Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571324620
ISBN 10: 0571324622
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 866
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 163 x 57mm
Weight: 1.503kg [very heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Lotte Hansen
Jacket design: Faber
Jacket photograph: Herbert Gehr / Getty (crowds gather in New York to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe)

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