Then We Came to the End

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Then We Came to the End
First US edition with image of Post-it notes
Author Joshua Ferris
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
March 1, 2007
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 400 pp (HB 1st edition)
ISBN 978-0-316-01638-4
OCLC 62679893
813/.6 22
LC Class PS3606.E774 T47 2007

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.

Critical reaction[edit]

The book was greeted with positive reviews from GQ,[volume & issue needed] The New Yorker,[1] Esquire,[volume & issue needed] and Slate.[2] The book was named one of the Best Books of 2007 by The New York Times.[3]

Time magazine's Lev Grossman named it one of the Top 10 Fiction Books of 2007, ranking it at #2.[4][5]

The book also won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel.


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