By Joshua Ferris
Shortlisted for the guy Booker Prize, this large, really good, profoundly saw novel through nationwide ebook Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of recent existence and one man's look for meaning.
Paul O'Rourke is a guy made from contradictions: he loves the area, yet does not know the way to stay in it. he is a Luddite hooked on his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine behavior, a rabid purple Sox fan devastated by way of their victories, and an atheist no longer particularly prepared to enable pass of God.
Then somebody starts off to impersonate Paul on-line, and he watches in horror as an internet site, a fb web page, and a Twitter account are created in his identify. What starts as an outrageous violation of his privateness quickly turns into anything extra soul-frightening: the prospect that the web "Paul" will be a greater model of the true factor. As Paul's quest to benefit why his id has been stolen deepens, he's pressured to confront his bothered earlier and his doubtful destiny in a lifestyles disturbingly break up among the genuine and the digital.
At as soon as laugh-out-loud humorous concerning the absurdities of the fashionable international, and indelibly profound in regards to the everlasting questions of the which means of existence, love and fact, TO upward thrust back AT a good HOUR is a deeply relocating and regularly staggering travel de strength.