• Joshua Ferris
  • Joshua Ferris has written two other novels — The Unnamed and Then We Came to the End.
  • By Joshua Ferris, Little, Brown, 337 pages, $26
  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

Then We Came to the End: A Novel


Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Award finalist JOSHUA FERRIS for a reading from his latest novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

Joshua Ferris, 39, is the author of And Then We Came to an End, his first novel that was translated into 25 languages and won the 2007 PEN/Hemingway Award. After his second book, The Unnamed, came out in 2010 The New Yorker named him one of its ‘20 under 40’. His latest novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, is published next week, and tomorrow he will be reading from it at the . Ferris lives on the Upper West Side in New York with his wife, Eliza, and son, Cooper, four.


Josh Ferris - To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning.

Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a