Books 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster Hardcover, 866 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $32.50 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book Title4 3 2 1AuthorPaul Auster Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A single child born in 1947 experiences four parallel lifetimes poignantly marked by shifting family fortunes, athletic pursuits, friendships, sex, intellectual passions and the same intriguing woman. By the best-selling author of Winter Journal. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Paul Auster Report from the Interior Winter Journal The Brooklyn Follies Invisible Sunset Park See More Books Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about 4 3 2 1 Review Book Reviews 4 Lives In Parallel Run Through Ambitious '4 3 2 1' February 1, 2017 Paul Auster's new novel is a departure for the author — 880 pages of flowing prose about four versions of one character, living four mostly-parallel lives. It's sometimes confusing, but never boring.