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ISBN-10: 031601639X
ISBN-13: 9780316016391
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 02/26/2008
Dimensions: 8.25" L, 5.49" W, 1.10" H

Then We Came to the End

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Winner of the Hemingway Foundation / PEN Award, this debut novel is “as funny as The Office, as sad as an abandoned stapler . . . that rare comedy that feels blisteringly urgent.” (TIME)

No one knows us in quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the Chicago ad agency depicted in Joshua Ferris’s exuberantly acclaimed first novel 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.

With a demon’s eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells an emotionally true and funny story about survival in life’s strangest environment–the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

One of the Best Books of the Year
Boston Globe * Christian Science Monitor * New York Magazine * New York Times Book Review * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Time magazine * Salon

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"Hilarious in a Catch-22 way, but with an undercurrent of sadness that works counterpoint to all the absurdity."–Stephen King, New York Times Book Review
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ISBN-10: 031601639X
ISBN-13: 9780316016391
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publish Date: 02/26/2008
Dimensions: 8.25" L, 5.49" W, 1.10" H
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