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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
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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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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Título: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour-SIGNED & ...

Editorial: Viking, London

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

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 ...

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2014: Paul O'Rourke defines himself as three things: a dentist, a die-hard Red Sox fan, and an atheist. He's also a bit of a jerk, which is why, when someone sets up a fake website for his dental practice, Paul has trouble figuring out who is responsible. But a synopsis of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour can hardly do justice to a novel that is constantly changing shape and context. What begins as a stirring questioning of personal identity later evolves into a poignant meditation on the value of community, before transforming again into something entirely different. As with his previous novels, Then We Came to the End and The Unnamed, the paths of Joshua Ferris's narrative intentions are windy and at times unclear. But patient readers will find that when the author pulls the story from out of the woods, the things Ferris has to say about humanity are curiously and devastatingly observed. ---Kevin Nguyen

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