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
Creator
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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Ben
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Mortality
  • Fatherhood
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780865478107
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869770560
  • 715731
  • (OCoLC)ocn869770560
  • 715731
Label
10:04 : a novel, Ben Lerner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780865478107
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869770560
  • 715731
  • (OCoLC)ocn869770560
  • 715731

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