Farber & Farber
On Sale: September 2, 2014
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A beautiful and utterly original novel about making art,
love, and children during the twilight of an empire
In the last year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed
unexpected literary success, has been diagnosed with a
potentially fatal heart condition, and has been asked by
best friend to help her conceive a child, despite his
a rising star in the visual arts. In a New York of
increasingly frequent super storms and political unrest,
must reckon with his biological mortality, the possibility
of a literary afterlife, and the prospect of
(unconventional) fatherhood in a city that might soon be
In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called â€śhilarious
. . cracklingly intelligent . . . and original in every
sentence,â€ť Lerner captures what itâ€™s like to be alive now,
when the difficulty of imagining a future has changed our
relation to our present and our past. Exploring sex,
friendship, medicine, memory, art, and politics, 10:04 is
both a riveting work of fiction and a brilliant
of the role fiction plays in our lives.
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