An utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire.

By Ben Lerner Read by Eric Michael Summerer Fiction English, Unabridged 7h 21m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							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.

Grade A. "...a funny, deeply observational metafictional romp. " - Entertainment Weekly

One of the 100 Notable Books of 2014. "...frequently brilliant...Lerner writes with a poet's attention to language, and manages to make his preoccupation with identity more than solipsistic." - The New York Times