Ferris, Joshua. TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR. London, England: Viking/Penguin Books, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 337 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in a beautiful collectible edition, Joshua Ferris' third novel. "At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love, and truth. A deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force" (Publisher's blurb). Ferris has a genuine understanding of and empathy for modern professional types (he was one himself before turning to writing full-time) : Advertising (in "Then We Came To The End"), The Law (in "The Unnamed"), and now, a rare literary character in Paul O'Rourke, a dentist, in whom he invests his probing questions about personal identity. That is, how human beings identify themselves (to others and to themselves) in a world that actively challenges and undermines who they think and believe they are. An absolute "must-have" title for Joshua Ferris 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. It comes with a pristine copy of "Fiction At Its Finest", the fantastically produced Booker Prize Souvenir Program. Ferris is one of the first two American writers to qualify for the Booker since it was opened up to all English-language writers. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Then We Came To The End". Finalist for the Booker Prize in 2014 for "To Rise Again At A Decent Hour", the first of two American novelists so honored. 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 TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316033979. $150.00

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