The Resource To rise again at a decent hour : a novel, Joshua Ferris

To rise again at a decent hour : a novel, Joshua Ferris

Label
To rise again at a decent hour : a novel
Title
To rise again at a decent hour
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Ferris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
Summary
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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
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10302142
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Ferris, Joshua
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online identity theft
  • Self-doubt
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
To rise again at a decent hour : a novel, Joshua Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn857879408
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780316033978
System control number
(OCoLC)857879408
Label
To rise again at a decent hour : a novel, Joshua Ferris
Publication
Control code
ocn857879408
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780316033978
System control number
(OCoLC)857879408

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