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    DescriptionJoshua Ferris' Then We Came to the End is one of the most acutely observed, dazzling American debuts of recent years. They spend their days - and too many of their nights - at work. Away from friends and family, they share a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers they call colleagues. There's Chris Yop, clinging to his ergonomic chair; Lynn Mason, the boss, whose breast cancer everyone pretends not to talk about; Carl Garbedian, secretly taking someone else's medication; Marcia Dwyer, whose hair is stuck in the eighties; and Benny, who's just - well, just Benny. Amidst the boredom, redundancies, water cooler moments, meetings, flirtations and pure rage, life is happening, to their great surprise, all around them. Then We Came to the End is about sitting all morning next to someone you cross the road to avoid at lunch. It's the story of your life and mine. "Very funny, intense and exhilarating...For the first time in fiction, it has truly captured the way we work". (The Times). "As dazzling as Franzen's The Corrections and as confident as Tartt's The Secret History...Exceptional, very funny". (Daily Telegraph). "Slick, sophisticated and very funny, Ferris' cracking debut has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world". (Daily Mail). Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimedThe Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. He lives in New York.


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    Title
    Then We Came to the End
    Subtitle
    a Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Ferris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141027630
    ISBN 10: 0141027630
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC, 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joshua Ferris was born in Chicago in 1975. He attended Iowa University and then worked in an advertising agency for four years. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY.
    Review quote
    Outstanding, hugely satisfying, exceptionally well-executed ... An incisive, urgent, funny and snappily written novel Sunday Times Magazine As impressively confident as Donna Tartt's The Secret History and as technically dazzling as Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections ... Exceptional, funny, radical Telegraph Brilliant, funny, stomach-turningly accurate Observer