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Then We Came to the End

by Joshua Ferris

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 13 February 2008.

A convincing portrayal of office life which draws the reader in as if they are part of the workforce, the narrative being told in the first-person plural so that the reader feels they are part of the “we” as the author writes. Sad and funny this is a great comment on office politics and the relationships between colleagues wondering whether they will be the next expendable member of the team.

Then We Came to the End Synopsis

Then We Came to the End  is your life and my life. It is how we spend our days and too many of our nights. It is about being away from friends and family, about sharing a stretch of stained tiled carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues. It is about sitting all morning next to someone you deliberately cross the road to avoid at lunchtime.

Joshua Ferris's brilliant first novel follows a group of white-collar workers as they struggle to go about their lives amidst the constant fear of who will be next to 'walk Spanish down the hall'.

Then We Came to the End Press Reviews

'It’s a quirky, fresh and really quite a wonderfully addictive read.'
The Herald
'An engaging mini-epic of workplace woes, rivalries and alliances.'
The Times

'Funny, smart and highly original.'
Irish Times

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ISBN: 9780141027630
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141027630
Publication date: 3rd January 2008
Author: Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Joshua Ferris

Joshua Ferris was born in Illinois in 1974. He attended the University of Iowa and the University of California, Irvine. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

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