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Joshua Ferris, "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"
hangs out at The Book Cellar to talk about his International Dylan Thomas Prize winning book To rise again at a decent hour
!To rise again at a decent hour
: 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.
Joshua Ferris is the bestselling author of three novels, Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed and To rise again at a decent hour, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and won the International Dylan Thomas Award. Previously, he was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”writers in 2010. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York.
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Joshua Ferris -- "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"
will speak about and sign his new book, To rise again at a decent hour
, on Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm.
About the Book: In To rise again at a decent hour
, Paul O'Rourke is a man of contradictions: he's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone and a dentist with a nicotine habit. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, which soon becomes something more frightening: 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 past and his future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.
Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.
Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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