JOSHUA FERRIS - To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

  
 

Wednesday, May 21 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Award-winning Author
JOSHUA FERRIS

speaking & signing
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour


Join us for an evening with National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris as he reads from his new novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. A big, laugh-out-loud story about the absurdities of the modern world and the eternal questions of life, love and truth, this story of a man made of contradictions uses Red Sox fandom and dentistry to explore issues of identity, religion and reality. Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris. 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.

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.

 

JOSHUA FERRIS  first novel, Then We Came to the End, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and was a National Book Award finalist. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, and Tin House, among other publications. He lives in New York.
 
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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316033978
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 13th, 2014

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