By Ben Lerner
Within the final yr, the narrator of 10:04 has loved not going literary good fortune, has been clinically determined with a possibly deadly scientific , and has been requested through his ally to aid her conceive a toddler. In a brand new York of more and more widespread superstorms and social unrest, he needs to reckon together with his personal mortality and the possibility of fatherhood in a urban that would quickly be underwater.
A author whose paintings Jonathan Franzen has referred to as "hilarious . . . cracklingly clever . . . and unique in each sentence," Lerner captures what it's wish to be alive now, throughout the twilight of an empire, while the trouble of imagining a destiny is altering our courting to either the current and the past.
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10:04 by Ben Lerner