4321 - Paul Auster

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Diving into Paul Auster’s new novel 4321 felt like reconnecting with an old friend after years have passed. There is something so familiar and close in his writing and yet something so new with each chapter. It has been seven years since his last novel and it was worth a wait. We meet Archibald Isaac Ferguson the day he was born and from there we are taken on a journey through life, well, four lives, to be exact as we follow four different story lines of how his life unfolds. Family ties, friendships, love and sex, sports, politics, everyday lives of ordinary people in the second half of the twentieth century told in an extraordinary way. The genius of Auster’s writing is the flow. The flow of sentences, paragraphs, chapters, it grabs you from page one and it’s impossible to let go, nor would you want to. Brilliant storytelling skills, by one of the best contemporary authors, come to light in this, by far, his most accomplished novel.

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ISBN: 9781627794466
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 31st, 2017

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ISBN: 9781250160010
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Published: Picador - February 6th, 2018

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