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. Back Bay Books. He's a luddite addicted to his iphone, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, a dentist with a nicotine habit, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God.
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel - 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.
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.
Then We Came to the End: A Novel -- 10th Anniversary EditionBack Bay Books - With an unerring eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment-the one we pretend is normal five days a week. What looks at first glance like a sweet-tempered satire of workplace culture is revealed upon closer inspection to be a very serious novel about, well, America.
Every office is a family of sorts, and the chicago ad agency Ferris depicts is family at its best and worst, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. Ferris's debut was nominated for a national book Award and was selected as one of the top ten best books of 2007 by The New York Times, Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
Then We Came to the End: A Novel -- 10th Anniversary Edition - As they attempt to stave off the inevitable, but with breakdowns, the cast of this expansive epic contend not just with job loss, break-ups, and rounds of Celebrity Death Match that force them to confront their own mortality. Hailed by the new york times as "expansive, great-hearted, and acidly funny, " Then We Came to the End proves to be every bit as relevant and relatable as it was when it first appeared.
As funny as the office, as sad as an abandoned stapler, Then We Came to the End is that rare novel that feels absolutely contemporary, and that rare comedy that feels blisteringly urgent. Time. A special tenth anniversary Edition of the dazzling National Book Award finalist. It may even be, in its own modest way, a great American novel.
The UnnamedBack Bay Books - This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. What drives a man to stay in a marriage, luminous novel about modern life, in a job? What forces him away? Is love or conscience enough to overcome the darker, stronger urges of the natural world? THE UNNAMED is a deeply felt, ancient yearnings, and the power of human understanding.
He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. Reagan Arthur Books. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career, and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. Tim Farnsworth walks.
The Unnamed - He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold.
The CircleVintage - Now a major motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The circle, links users’ personal emails, and purchasing with their universal operating system, social media, banking, run out of a sprawling California campus, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
Mae can’t believe her luck, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.
The Circle - When mae holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, the towering glass dining facilities, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity.
Vintage Books. Reagan Arthur Books. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, history, raising questions about memory, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
The Dinner Party: StoriesLittle, Brown and Company - Vintage Books. A new york times book review notable book of the YearThe first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. The stories in the dinner party are about lives changed forever when the reckless gives way to possibility and the ordinary cedes ground to mystery.
There's sarah, the brooklynite whose shape-shifting existential dilemma is set in motion by a simple spring breeze. And each one confirms Ferris's reputation as one of the most dazzlingly talented, deeply humane writers at work today. These eleven stories by joshua ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic.
Little brown. Each of these stories burrows deep into the often awkward and hilarious misunderstandings that pass between strangers and lovers alike, and that turn ordinary lives upside down. Ferris shows to what lengths we mortals go to coax human meaning from our very modest time on earth, an effort that skews ever-more desperately in the direction of redemption.
The Dinner Party: Stories - The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists. There's arty groys, the florida retiree whose birthday celebration involves pizza, a prostitute, and a life-saving heart attack.
And there's jack, a man so warped by past experience that he's incapable of having a normal social interaction with the man he hires to help him move out of storage. Reagan Arthur Books.
The Dinner Party: And Other StoriesBack Bay Books - Ferris shows to what lengths we mortals go to coax human meaning from our very modest time on earth, an effort that skews ever-more desperately in the direction of redemption. Vintage Books. A new york times book review notable book of the YearThe first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.
These eleven stories by joshua ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, strange, are at once thrilling, and comic. And each one confirms Ferris's reputation as one of the most dazzlingly talented, deeply humane writers at work today. Little brown. Each of these stories burrows deep into the often awkward and hilarious misunderstandings that pass between strangers and lovers alike, and that turn ordinary lives upside down.
The Dinner Party: And Other Stories - There's sarah, the brooklynite whose shape-shifting existential dilemma is set in motion by a simple spring breeze. Reagan Arthur Books. There's arty groys, a prostitute, the Florida retiree whose birthday celebration involves pizza, and a life-saving heart attack. The stories in the dinner party are about lives changed forever when the reckless gives way to possibility and the ordinary cedes ground to mystery.
The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists. And there's jack, a man so warped by past experience that he's incapable of having a normal social interaction with the man he hires to help him move out of storage.
Did You Ever Have a FamilyGallery/Scout Press - Vintage Books. New york times bestseller • longlisted for the national book award, man booker prize, pen/robert w. Louis post-dispatch • literary hub • powell’s • indie next list hailed as “masterly” by The New York Times Book Review, “a brilliantly constructed debut set in the aftermath of catastrophic loss” 2015 Man Booker Prize Judges.
Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. Gallery Scout Press. Bingham prize, and andrew carnegie medal for excellence • an ala notable book • library journal • booklist • npr • Kirkus Reviews • Guardian • St.
At its core is a celebration of family—the ones we are born with and the ones we create. Little brown. From the couple running a motel on the pacific ocean where june eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke’s mother, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.
Did You Ever Have a Family - Reagan Arthur Books. The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, and her boyfriend, luke—her entire family, her ex-husband, her daughter’s fiancé, June Reid’s life is upended when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, all gone in a moment.
Imagine Me GoneBack Bay Books - Little brown. Imagine me gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. With imagine me Gone, Haslett has reached another level. New york times book reviewfrom a pulitzer prize and national book award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?When Margaret's fiancé, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, John, or back away from the suffering it may bring her.
Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Vintage Books. Reagan Arthur Books. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.
Imagine Me Gone - She decides to marry him. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Finalist for the pulitzer prizelong-listed for the national book awardwinner of the los angeles times book prize finalist for the national book critics circle awardfinalist for the kirkus prizelong-listed for the andrew carnegie medaltop 10 novels of the year -- time, wall street journal, wbur's on point"haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, financial times, newsdayONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Kirkus, Huffington Post, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, BBC, Elle, BookPage, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization" --Wall Street Journal"Ambitious and stirring .
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Jesus' Son: StoriesPicador - The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Johnson's prose has earned this book a place among the classics of twentieth-century American literature. Gallery Scout Press. Vintage Books. Back Bay Books. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again.
Jesus' son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. Reagan Arthur Books. Picador USA. Little brown.
Normal PeopleFaber & Faber - Picador USA. Vintage Books. Little brown. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Longlisted for the man booker prize 2018connell and marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney's second novel breathes fiction with new life.
When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel.
Normal People - Back Bay Books. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. Gallery Scout Press. Reagan Arthur Books.
Galatea 2.2Picador - Through repeated tutorials, until it demands to know its own name, sex, race, the device grows gradually more worldly, and reason for exisiting. Little brown. Reagan Arthur Books. Vintage Books. Back Bay Books. There he runs afoul of philip Lentz, an outspoken cognitive neurologist intent upon modeling the human brain by means of computer-based neural networks.
After four novels and several years living abroad, the fictional protagonist of Galatea 2. 2―richard powers―returns to the United States as Humanist-in-Residence at the enormous Center for the Study of Advanced Sciences. Picador USA. Lentz involves powers in an outlandish and irresistible project: to train a neural net on a canonical list of Great Books.
Galatea 2.2 - Gallery Scout Press.