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The Resource 10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner

10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner

Label
10:04 : a novel
Title
10:04
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ben Lerner
Title variation
Ten four
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautiful and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire Ben Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was hailed as "one of the truest (and funniest) novels. of his generation" (Lorin Stein, The New York Review of Books), "a work so luminously original in style and form as to seem like a premonition, a comet from the future" (Geoff Dyer, The Observer). Now, his second novel departs from Leaving the Atocha Station's exquisite ironies in order to explore new territories of thought and feeling. 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"--
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Ben
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Authors
  • Fatherhood
  • Writers
  • Mortality
Target audience
adult
Label
10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053700860
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781783781379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893647288
Label
10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000053700860
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781783781379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893647288

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