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Kindle eBook Literature 4 3 2 1 by paul Auster - $3.99 - Amazon and Google Plsy

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Bibliophiles rejoice! Amazon and Google Play have the eBook edition of 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster on sale for $3.99

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* * 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 monumentalassemblage 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 GlobeBestseller, National Indiebound Bestseller

Paul 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.


"Contemporary American writing at its best: crisp, elegant, brisk. It has the illusion of effortlessness that comes only with fierce discipline. As often happens when you are in the hands of a master, you read the next sentence almost before you are finished with the previous one." —New York Times Book Review

"One of America's greatest living novelists." —The Observer (U.K.)

"Auster's ruminations on death, family, memory, and marriage are both poignant and delightful." —The New Yorker

"Paul Auster is definitely a genius." —Haruki Murakami

"It is the rarest of books – a masterpiece by a genius." —

"Certain books leave readers feeling they know every minute detail of a character's inner life, as if they were lifelong companions and daily confidants. . . . and for readers who like taking the scenic route, getting taken for a ride will be worth it." —Time

" . . . the novel is distinguished by the surprisingly muted exploitation of its high-concept premise." —The New York Review of Books

"Audacious in conception and execution. . . . packed with cerebral and physical activity, meticulously wrought and written in prose so energised that, at times, it leaves one breathless." —Moira Lovell,

"A stunningly ambitious novel, and a pleasure to read. Auster's writing is joyful, even in the book's darkest moments, and never ponderous or showy. . . . an incredibly moving, true journey." —Michael Shaub, NPR

"4 3 2 1 features a distinctly different style than any [Auster has] written fiction in before. Breathless, propulsive, almost Kerouac-like in its tidal force." —The Brooklyn Rail

"We're lured in by Auster's fine-grained scene-setting and intrigue at his intentions." —Anthony Cummins, The Guardian

"Wonderfully clever . . . . 4 3 2 1 is much more than a piece of literary gamesmanship . . . . It is a heartfelt and engaging piece of storytelling that unflinchingly explores the 20th century American experience in all its honour and ignominy. This is, without doubt, Auster's magnumopus. . . . A true revelation . . . One can't help but admit they are in the presence of a genius." ―Toronto Star

"Auster's narrative is never anything less than stylistically assured, his humour and humanity perfectly balanced." —The Independent

" . . . ambitious and sprawling . . . " —USA Today

"It's tempting to think about how our lives might have turned out if we had made different decisions, or if fate had dealt us a different hand. With this brilliantly rendered, intricately plotted epic, Auster has indulged that temptation and turned it into a magnum opus." —Columbia Magazine

"Auster adds a significant and immersive entry to a genre that stretches back centuries and includes Augie March and Tristram Shandy." —Publishers Weekly
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