Then We Came to the End

A Novel
By Joshua Ferris (Hardcover Book, 2007)
This wickedly funny, big-hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented new writer. The characters in Then We Came to the End cope with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, secret romance, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. By day they compete for the best office furniture left behind and try to make sense of the mysterious pro-bono ad campaign that is their only remaining "work."
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $23.99 US/$29.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316016384

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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This wickedly funny, big-hearted novel about life in the office signals the arrival of a gloriously talented new writer. The characters in Then We Came to the End cope with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, secret romance, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. By day they compete for the best office furniture left behind and try to make sense of the mysterious pro-bono ad campaign that is their only remaining "work."

Joshua Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and was a National Book Award finalist. It has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, Prairie Schooner, and The Iowa Review. He lives in New York.
  • "A hilarious and knowing evisceration of the hopes, dreams and grim realities of cubicle life, penned with a witty DeVriesian sharpness, Then We Came to the End is a brilliant debut."

  • "A wildly original, totally off the wall, all-round wonderful first novel. Then We Came to the End moves only briefly beyond the confines of the work place but encompasses a whole world of feeling. Laugh? It almost made me wish I had a job."

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

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Product Details

Then We Came to the End
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $23.99 US/$29.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316016384
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2007
Then We Came to the End