In Paul Auster’s brilliantly unique novel about four parallel and entirely different lives, a young boy grows up - again and again and again.

On March 3, 1947 Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born. From that single beginning, his life takes on the simultaneous and independent fictional paths of four boys made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy. The rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plots of the four Fergusons’ stories rush on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid-20th century America.

The Man Booker Prize 2017
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Paul Auster

Paul Auster

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works.
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