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4 minutes after 10.jpg
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Author Ben Lerner
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Faber & Faber (US); Granta (UK)
Publication date
Media type Print; Kindle E-book
Pages 256 pp
ISBN 978-1847088918

10:04 is the second novel by the American writer Ben Lerner.[1]


The novel belongs to the genre of metafiction. The first-person narrator is a 33-year-old writer who lives in New York City. A successful novelist, he has recently been diagnosed with a heart condition that could prove fatal.[2] The book deals with love, art, city, illness, having children, and writing.


The critical reception of 10:04 has been largely positive.[citation needed]


The novel was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize.[3]


  1. ^ Garner, Dwight (September 3, 2014). "With Storms Outside, Inner Conflicts Swirl". New York Times. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ World Archipelago. "10:04: A Novel". Macmillan. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ Tierra Innovation. "The 2015 Folio Prize Shortlist". theparisreview.org. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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