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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour-SIGNED & DATED FIRST IMPRESSION

Ferris, Joshua

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ISBN 10: 0670917737 / ISBN 13: 9780670917730
Editorial: Viking, London, 2014
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Fine first printing in fine, complete dustwrapper. A new copy. Signed and American dated ((10/11/14) by the author to the title page, without inscription. Man Booker Prize shortlisted and eventual winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize.As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 005260

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*** Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 ***

'The Catch-22 of dentistry' Stephen King

Joshua Ferris's dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene.

There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world . . .

Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity.

So it goes, until someone begins to impersonate Paul online. What began as an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something far more soul-frightening: the possibility that the virtual 'Paul' might be a better version of the man in the flesh . . .

'Frenetic, very funny, it confirms Ferris as a rising star of American fiction' Mail on Sunday

'Glorious . . . A very, very funny novel' BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review

'Dismayingly funny in the way that only really serious books can be' Guardian

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 Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. To Rise Again At A Decent Hour has been longlisted for both the Man Booker Prize 2014 and the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014. He lives in upstate New York.

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Joshua Ferris's dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene.

There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world'

Paul O'Rourke, 40 year-old slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life than a steady income and the perfect mochaccino. But what?

As Paul tries to work out the meaning of life, a Facebook page and Twitter account appear in his name. What's at first an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something more frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost Paul his sanity?

'Slick, sophisticated and very funny . . . has modern Everyman fighting for his identity in an increasingly impersonal world' Daily Mail (on Then We Came to the End)

'Brilliant, funny, stomach-turningly accurate' Observer (on Then We Came to the End)

'He has teased ordinary circumstances into something extraordinary, which is exactly what we want our fiction writers to do' Economist (on The Unnamed)

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 Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. He lives in upstate New York.

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Título: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour-SIGNED & ...

Editorial: Viking, London

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

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Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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