To Rise Again at a Decent Hour A Novel

By: Ferris, Joshua

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337pp. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with gilt on spine, book is signed boldly by the author on the title page. Book is a stated first edition and has a complete number line. It is unread, unclipped, unmarked, clean, tight, and Brodart protected. Yellow "Autograped" sticker on jacket front. Book was a short-listed nominee for the Man Booker Prize. Gift quality.

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

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.

Title: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour A Novel

Author Name: Ferris, Joshua

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Co.: 2014

ISBN Number: 0316033979

ISBN Number 13: 9780316033978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001792