Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: August 16, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031601639X
ISBN - 13: 9780316016391
From the Publisher
No one knows us 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 ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his
debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a
business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks,
and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.
With a demon''s eye for the details that
make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny
story about survival in life''s strangest environment--the one we
pretend is normal five days a week.
About the Author
Joshua Ferris''s first novel, Then We Came to the End , won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and was a National Book Award finalist. It has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker , Granta , Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, Prairie Schooner , and The Iowa Review . He lives in New York .
"Not too many authors have written the Great American Office Novel.
Joseph Heller did it in Something Happened (the one book
of his to rival Catch-22). And Nicholson Baker pulled it
off in zanily fastidious fashion in The Mezzanine. To
their ranks should be added Joshua Ferris, whose THEN WE CAME TO
THE END feels like a readymade classic of the genre. . . . A truly
affecting novel about work, trust, love, and
loneliness."-Michael Upchurch, Seattle