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 Flipboard Email NPR stories about 4 3 2 1 NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. 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.