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10:04

By: Ben Lerner
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
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Publisher's summary

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. 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.

©2014 Ben Lerner (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Masterful, young voice

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Masterful young voice

What did you like best about this story?

Subtle poetic phrasing and a self-deprecating tone combine to make this a totally engaging story.

Which character – as performed by Eric Michael Summerer – was your favorite?

The protagonist is my favorite. He bumbles his way through life with a positive attitude.

Any additional comments?

The book is consistently focused on typical life experiences, covering a wide range from birth to death without being overbearing or pretentious.

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