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To rise again at a decent hour : a novel

Author: Joshua Ferris
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 0316033979 9780316033978 0316371475 9780316371476
OCLC Number: 857879408
Description: 337 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Joshua Ferris.

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After noticing his identity has been stolen and used to create various social media accounts, a man with a troubled past, Paul O'Rourke, begins to wonder if his virtual alter ego is actually a better version of himself.

"Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, To Rise Again At a Decent Hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force"--

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