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Grappling with Mortality and the Rising Sea Level in Ben Lerner's Novel 10:04

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

10:04 by Ben Lerner 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Faber & Faber/Courtesy of the publisher)

Ben Lerner’s first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, won a Believer Book Award and was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, The Guardian and New York magazine. The story follows an American poet living in Madrid, wandering around the city pursuing women. Lerner's latest novel, 10:04, picks up where his first book leaves off. The narrator has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. The novel deals with the prospect of fatherhood in a city that might soon be underwater.

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Ben Lerner

Comments [3]

Jennifer

This is the wrong podcast please change it.

Sep. 03 2014 09:18 PM
lis from ny

this is not the ben lerner audio.

Sep. 03 2014 06:33 PM
Alex from NYC

Is the narrator a privileged stultifying fop?

Sep. 03 2014 01:31 PM

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