Benny Shassburger wants to see if he can go the entire day without touching his mouse or keyboard. The Office Coordinator who 'smells of witch hazel and carpet fibre' wants Tom Mota's office chair back. Tom Mota 'built like a bulldog, stocky, with a rippling succession of necks' wants to throw his computer against the window but only if he can be sure it will break the glass and land on the street below. Carl Garbedian 'who wears off-brand, too-tight jeans and generic tennis shoes, which to us conveyed the extent to which he's given up' wishes his wife's job wasn't so much more meaningful than his own. Larry Novotny is praying that his office girlfriend will decide to have an abortion. Joe Pope just wants to know if the mockups will be ready by 5 o'clock Welcome to the world of Joshua Ferris's dazzlingly acute, brilliantly original, howlingly funny novel: the world of working life. The dotcom bubble has just burst on an advertising agency on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Employees shuffle slowly up the steps towards the revolving doors, afraid of what awaits them inside. And soon, as colleagues start disappearing at an alarming rate it's clear that something has to give...
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Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and the highly acclaimed The Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list. In 2014 To Rise Again at a Decent Hour won the Dylan Thomas Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives in upstate New York.
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
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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