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10:04: A Novel by Ben Lerner

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Also by Ben Lerner:

10:04: A Novel, September 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
Leaving The Atocha Station, September 2011
Paperback / e-Book
Maximized Living Bible, January 2007
Paperback
Body by God, November 2003
Hardcover

10:04: A Novel
Ben Lerner

Farber & Farber
September 2014
On Sale: September 2, 2014
256 pages
ISBN: 0865478104
EAN: 9780865478107
Kindle: B00ILWNTTS
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Fiction

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 his best friend to help her conceive a child, despite his dating a rising star in the visual arts. In a New York of increasingly frequent super storms and political unrest, he 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 under water.

In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called “hilarious . . . cracklingly intelligent . . . and original in every sentence,” Lerner captures what it’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 examination of the role fiction plays in our lives.

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