The Unnamed

By Joshua Ferris (Trade Paperback, 2010)
Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career, and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again.

What drives a man to stay in a marriage, in a job? What forces him away? Is love or conscience enough to overcome the darker, stronger urges of the natural world? THE UNNAMED is a deeply felt, luminous novel about modern life, ancient yearnings, and the power of human understanding.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316034005

    • On Sale Date: 09/14/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career, and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again.

What drives a man to stay in a marriage, in a job? What forces him away? Is love or conscience enough to overcome the darker, stronger urges of the natural world? THE UNNAMED is a deeply felt, luminous novel about modern life, ancient yearnings, and the power of human understanding.

Joshua Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and Best American Voices. He lives in New York.

  • The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

  • "A stunner, an unnerving portrait of a man stripped of civilization's defenses. Ferris's prose is brash, extravagant, and, near the end, chillingly beautiful."  (The New Yorker ).

  • "Audacious, risky, and powerfully bleak, with the author's unflinching artistry its saving grace." (Kirkus (starred review)).

  •  "Arresting, ground-shifting, beautiful and tragic.  This is the book a new generation of writers will answer to.  No one in America writes like this." (Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante's Handbook ).

  • "Spellbinding....The Unnamed unfolds in a hushed, shadowed dimension located somewhere between myth and a David Mamet play."  (Salon.com ).

  • "Accomplished and daring." (Los Angeles Times ).

  • "A portrait of a couple locked in an extreme version of a familiar conflict--the desire to stay together versus an inexplicable yearning to walk away." (O, The Oprah Magazine ).

  • "Utterly compelling. . . . Ferris brilliantly channels the suburban angst of Yates and Cheever for the new millenium." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • "An astonishing and compelling novel." (VeryShortList.com).

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The Unnamed
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316034005
  • On Sale Date: 09/14/2010
The Unnamed

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