On the 31st of January, Faber publishes Paul Auster’s first novel in seven years, the epic 4 3 2 1.
4 3 2 1 begins with the birth of Archibald Isaac Ferguson on March 3, 1947. From this single moment in time, Archibald’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Against the backdrop of the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid-twentieth-century America a boy grows up – again and again.
Watch Paul Auster read from 4 3 2 1
You can listen to an excerpt of the audiobook (as read by the author) on Faber’s Soundcloud channel here:
4 3 2 1 book trailer courtesy of Macmillan Audio.