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4 3 2 1 : a novel

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"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. "--
"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"--

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  • 10 of 11 copies available at OWWL.

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Dansville Public Library FIC AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300429866
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Geneva Public Library AUSTER (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300911689
Checked out
10/14/2019
Livonia Public Library FIC AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300498517
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Lyons Public Library F Aus (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300462792
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Macedon Public Library FIC AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300598357
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Mount Morris Library Fic Aus (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300226476
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Newark Public Library FIC AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52125300775691
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Palmyra Community Library AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300346440
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Victor Farmington Library AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300779945
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Warsaw Public Library FIC AUS (Text)
Adult Fiction
52151300285499
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