ISBN 9780241003831,To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour


Joshua Ferris


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780241003831

ISBN-10 0241003830


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world'

Paul O'Rourke, 40 year-old slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practise in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life than a steady income and the perfect mochaccino. But what?

As Paul tries to work out the meaning of life, a Facebook page and Twitter account appear in his name. What's at first an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something more frightening - the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost Paul his sanity?

About the Author

Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He is the author of Then We Came to the End (2007), which was nominated for the National Book Award and long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and The Unnamed. In 2010 he was selected for the New Yorker's prestigious '20 under 40' list.