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Ferris, Joshua. THE UNNAMED. New York City, NY: Little Brown & Company, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2010. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Joshua Ferris' second novel in which "a life of privilege comes to ruin as a result of a strange and mysterious illness. Attorney Tim Farnsworth thought he had recovered from a disorder that compels him to walk to the point of exhaustion. But now his walking disease has returned and shows no sign of going into remission. His wife, Jane, supportive beyond measure, does everything she can to keep Tim safe during his walks, including making routine midnight trips to pick him up. As the disorder takes increasing control over their lives, however, the sacrifices they make for each other drive them further apart. Ferris manages to inject a bizarre whimsy into a devastatingly sad story, with each of Tim's outings revealing a new aspect of his marriage. The novel's circular aspects, with would-be happy endings spiraling back into chaos and then descending further, integrate Ferris' themes of family, sickness, and the uncertain division between body and mind into a vastly satisfying and original book" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Joshua Ferris and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Joshua Ferris. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is now collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Then We Came To The End". One of the most brilliant living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSHUA FERRIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316034010. $50.00

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