Deals with how we spend our days and too many of our nights. This book discusses being away from friends and family, sharing a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues. It discusses how we sit all morning next to someone we deliberately cross the road to avoid at lunchtime. It presents the story of our times.
'How we hated our coffee mugs! And our mouse pads, our desk clocks, our daily calendars, all the contents of our desk drawers. Even the photos of our loved ones taped to our computer monitors for uplift and support turned to cloying reminders of time served ...' Welcome to the world of Joshua Ferris' dazzlingly acute, brilliantly original, agonizingly funny novel. The dotcom bubble has just burst on an advertising agency on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Employees shuffle slowly up the steps towards the revolving doors, afraid of what is waiting to greet them inside their cubicles ..."Then We Came to the End" is about how we spend our days and too many of our nights. It is about being away from friends and family, about sharing a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues. It is about sitting all morning next to someone you deliberately cross the road to avoid at lunchtime. Joshua Ferris' fabulous novel is the story of your life, and mine. It is the story of our times.
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Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He attended the University of Iowa and the University of California, Irvine. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
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Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Awards - Fiction 2007 Short-listed for United States National Book Awards: Fiction 2007
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