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 To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour


A big, brilliant,profoundly observed novel about the mysteries of modern life by National BookAward finalist Joshua Ferris, one of the most exciting voices of his generationPaul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn'tknow how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with anicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and anatheist not quite willing to let go of God. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as awebsite, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. Whatbegins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something moresoul-frightening: the possibility that the online Paul might be abetter version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity hasbeen stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and hisuncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.At oncelaugh-out-loud funny regarding the absurdities of the modern world and indeliblyprofound regarding the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love, and truth, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tourde force.

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9 hours 49 minutes


Hachette Book Group USA


May 03, 2022





Age Level

General Adult