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Then We Came to the End

2007, Joshua Ferris


Then We Came to the End is the first novel by Joshua Ferris. It was released by Little, Brown and Company on March 1, 2007. A satire of the American workplace, it is similar in tone to Don DeLillo's Americana, even borrowing DeLillo's first line for its title.

It takes place in a Chicago advertising agency that is experiencing a downturn at the end of the 1990s Internet boom. Ferris employs a first-person-plural narrative.

The book was greeted with positive reviews from GQ, The New Yorker, Esquire, and Slate. The book was named one of the Best Books of 2007 by The New York Times.

Time magazine's Lev Grossman named it one of the Top 10 Fiction Books of 2007, ranking it at #2.

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