A special Tenth Anniversary Edition of the dazzling National Book Award finalist.
"What looks at first glance like a sweet-tempered satire of workplace culture is revealed upon closer inspection to be a very serious novel about, well, America. It may even be, in its own modest way, a great American novel." --Los Angeles Times
Ten years ago, Joshua Ferris burst onto the scene with THEN WE CAME TO THE END, a hilarious, urgent novel about where we spend the majority of our time-the office. Every office is a family of sorts, and the Chicago ad agency depicted in Ferris's brilliant first novel is family at its best and worst, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. With an unerring eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment-the one we pretend is normal five days a week.
On Sale: May 2nd 2017