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Joshua Ferris

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Joshua Ferris is the author of novels Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour as well as a story collection, The Dinner Party. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize. He was named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers in 2010. He lives in Hudson, New York with his wife and son. ...more

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Joshua Ferris I had ALS in mind, but a reverse ALS in which the victim wasn't wasted to death but its opposite: made to move, made to walk. …moreI had ALS in mind, but a reverse ALS in which the victim wasn't wasted to death but its opposite: made to move, made to walk. (less)
Joshua Ferris Hi Heather. I don't know much about dentists first-hand, beyond my going to one from time to time. But I do find them fascinating, for reasons pretty …moreHi Heather. I don't know much about dentists first-hand, beyond my going to one from time to time. But I do find them fascinating, for reasons pretty well covered in the book. To write about a dentist I just read some things, watched some YouTube videos, and got a couple of dental textbooks to keep me straight. I can't say now what inspired the book's religious plot line, beyond my belief that I wrote the first novel to explore the seductiveness of fake news as disseminated electronically. That's how I prefer the book to be read, anyway, as the gullible encountering the mystical. (less)
Average rating: 3.42 · 71,029 ratings · 10,595 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
Then We Came to the End

3.46 avg rating — 34,964 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

3.08 avg rating — 14,735 ratings — published 2014 — 44 editions
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The Unnamed

3.33 avg rating — 8,677 ratings — published 2010 — 48 editions
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The Dinner Party and Other ...

3.41 avg rating — 2,834 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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A Calling for Charlie Barnes

3.82 avg rating — 2,524 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
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Good Legs

3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014
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Walking Spanish Down the Hall

3.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2003
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Open space

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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The Dinner Party

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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The Zero

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“All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else’s poor decision making.”
Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

“I know what to do with my life. I just don't know what to do with this one night.”
Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

“Yet for all the depression no one ever quit. When someone quit, we couldn't believe it. 'I'm becoming a rafting instructor on the Colorado River,' they said. 'I'm touring college towns with my garage band.' We were dumbfounded. It was like they were from another planet. Where had they found the derring-do? What would they do about car payments? We got together for going away drinks on their final day and tried to hide our envy while reminding ourselves that we still had the freedom and luxury to shop indiscriminately.”
Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End

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