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    DescriptionA big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generation Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.


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    Title
    To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Ferris
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 337
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316033978
    ISBN 10: 0316033979
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000, FIC016000
    BIC subject category V2: FW
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: FB, FU, FW
    LC classification: PS3606.E774 T6 2014
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    13 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joshua Ferris is the author of two other novels, "Then We Came to the End, " which was a finalist for the National Book Award and received the PEN/Hemingway Award, and "The Unnamed." His fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, "and "The Best American Short Stories. "Ferris was chosen for "The New Yorker's ""20 Under 40" list of""fiction writers in 2010. He lives in""New York.""
    Review quote
    "An engrossing and hilariously bleak novel . . . This splintering of the self hasn't been performed in fiction so neatly since Philip Roth's "Operation Shylock."" "John Freeman, Boston Globe""