4 3 2 1

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On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’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. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson’s story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid twentieth-century America.

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‘A masterpiece.’ Daily Mail

‘Absorbing and immersive . . . the author’s greatest novel.’
FT

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous but entirely different paths. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and passions contrast. Each version of Ferguson’s story rushes across the fractured terrain of mid-twentieth century America, in this sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself.

‘Remarkable . . . A novel that contains multitudes.’ New York Times

‘A vast portrait of the turbulent mid-20th century . . . wonderfully, vividly conveyed.’ New Statesman

Additional information

Weight 0.763 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 4.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

1070

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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