The Unnamed

By Joshua Ferris (Audiobook, 2010)
Joshua Ferris' debut novel Then We Came to the End was both heralded by critics and a New York Times bestseller, and marked the arrival of a startlingly talented young writer. With THE UNNAMED, Ferris imagines the collision between one man's free will and the forces of nature that are bigger than any of us.

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' debut novel Then We Came to the End was both heralded by critics and a New York Times bestseller, and marked the arrival of a startlingly talented young writer. With THE UNNAMED, Ferris imagines the collision between one man's free will and the forces of nature that are bigger than any of us.

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 received an MFA from UC Irvine. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, New Stories from the South, Best New American Voices, Prairie Schooner, GQ, and the New York Times. He lives in upstate New York.

  • The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

  • "Heartfelt and delivered in solemn deadpan. It may even be, in its own modest way, a great American novel. " (Los Angeles Times).

  • "Fabulous....with the sort of exuberance and energy that marked Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City." (Chicago Tribune).

  • "Hilarious in a "Catch-22" way, but with an undercurrent of sadness that works counterpoint to all the absurdity." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • "Wonderfully comic...a kind of joyous celebration of the possibilities of prose." (O Magazine).

  • "An assured debut and an entertaining read." (San Francisco Chronicle).

  • "Wickedly funny and painfully real." (Redbook).

  • "[An] impressive first novel...Altmanesque." (Details).

  • "This first-time novelist writes a hilarious and sensitive story." (People Style Watch).

  • "The book's happenings are so keenly observed and funny." (GQ).

  • "Incisive and wickedly amusing....with unexpected depth and dimensionality." (The San Diego Union Tribune).

  • "Hilarious....with a cast of fully realized characters....Very, very funny." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

  • "It's something to behold, this book...a breathtaking debut." (Ain't It Cool News).

  • "Best of all is Ferris's perfectly rendered performance of the story's dialogue, complete with its false starts, misunderstandings, distractions, and everything else that comprises the way we actually talk to each other. There isn't a moment when Ferris the reader loses one's attention to what Ferris the writer has to say."

  • (Library Journal).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The Unnamed
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$22.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 600
  • ISBN-13: 9781600248788
  • On Sale Date: 01/18/2010
The Unnamed

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