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Ferris, Joshua. THEN WE CAME TO THE END: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Little Brown & Company, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 390 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of the decade, it is now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Gold "Autographed Copy" sticker pasted on the spine. Joshua Ferris did not tour widely for the book, making signed copies from the publisher quite collectible. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Joshua Ferris' first novel. "Written with confidence in the tricky-to-pull-off first-person plural, the collective fishbowl perspective of the 'we' voice nails the dynamics of cubicle culture: The deadlines, the gossip, the elaborate pranks to break the boredom, the joy of discovering free food in the breakroom. Arch, achingly funny, and surprisingly heartfelt, it's a view of how your work becomes a symbiotic part of your life. Praised as 'the Catch-22 of the business world' and 'The Office meets Kafka' " (Brad Thomas Parsons). "A terrific first novel. Awfully funny" (Nick Hornby). 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 itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate even though it comes from the publisher. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Then We Came To The End". Joshua Ferris was selected as one of the "20 Writers Under 40" of the decade by The New Yorker Magazine. One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSHUA FERRIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316016381. $200.00

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