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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

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.

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  • "In "Mein fremdes Leben" variiert Ferris dieses Thema auf eine noch verstörendere, noch brisantere Weise, indem er zeigt, wie wenig es in unserer modernen Welt bedarf, um unsere gesamte Existenz, unsere ureigenste Identität anzugreifen und in Frage zu stellen. Joshua Ferris wurde 1974 in Illinois geboren. Sein erster Roman 'Then We Came to the End', dt. 'Wir waren unsterblich', (2007) erschien in 24 Ländern, wurde mit dem Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award ausgezeichnet und für die Shortlist des National Book Award nominiert. Mit seinem zweiten Roman 'Ins Freie' kam Joshua Ferris 2010 auf die prestigeträchtige Auswahlliste '20 Under 40' des Literaturmagazins The New Yorker. Beide Romane wurden von der Kritik hoch gelobt und waren internationale Bestseller. Joshua Ferris lebt mit Frau und Kind in New York."
  • "Als Paul eines Tages feststellt, dass jemand in seinem Namen eine Website, eine Facebook-Seite und einen Twitter-Account eingerichtet hat, verfolgt er mit ohnmächtigem Entsetzen die Entwicklung seines virtuellen Alter Ego. Bald geht es nicht mehr nur um die Verletzung seiner Privatsphäre, sondern um etwas viel Beunruhigenderes: Jemand hat seine Identität gestohlen, und dieser "Online-Paul" beginnt ein Eigenleben zu führen - manchen ist er sogar sympathischer als der echte. Fieberhaft versucht Paul herauszufinden, was der Grund für dieses böse Spiel sein und wer dahinterstecken könnte. Er vernachlässigt dabei nicht nur seine Zahnarztpraxis, sondern gerät immer tiefer in die Abgründe einer digitalen Welt, die zunehmend sein reales Leben und Ich zu dominieren droht. In seinem vielbeachteten Roman "Ins Freie" hat Joshua Ferris das Schicksal eines Mannes beschrieben, der die Kontrolle über sein Leben verliert, weil eine unbeherrschbare Zwangsstörung Besitz von ihm ergreift.-"
  • ""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"-- from publisher's web site."
  • "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."@en
  • "'There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world, subject to pain, blood, decay, and a slow attenuation back down to the elements.' Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avowed atheist, disaffected Red Sox fan, and a connoisseur of the afternoon mochaccino - is a man out of touch with modern life. While his thriving dental practice occupies his days, his insomniac nights are filled with speculation and regret, as he ponders his mistakes with his ex-girlfriend (and receptionist) Connie, questions all the rituals that give his life meaning, and alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism and ignorance of the rest of humanity. So it goes, until someone begins to impersonate Paul online. Deeply committed to an analog life, Paul watches in impotent horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name to promote a little-known ancient religion. And yet what began as an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something far more soul-frightening: the possibility that the virtual 'Paul' might be a better version of the man in the flesh. Suddenly, everything Paul believes, or doesn't, seems to be at stake ... Joshua Ferris's dazzlingly inventive, brutally comic new novel cuts to the very heart of modern existence: the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene."
  • "Paul O'Rourke, 40-year-old slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life than a steady income and the perfect mochaccino. But what? As Paul tries to work out the meaning of life, a Facebook page and Twitter account appear in his name. What's at first an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something more frightening: the possibility that the online 'Paul' might be a better version of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost Paul his san."@en
  • "Ein Leben ausser Kontrolle. Paul O'Rourke ist Zahnarzt mit einer gutgehenden Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan. Er liebt das Leben, auch wenn er vielleicht nicht besonders viel damit anzufangen weiss. Doch dann tritt plötzlich ein Fremder im Internet unter O'Rourkes Namen und Beruf auf und bedroht fundamental dessen Identität - nicht nur in den virtuellen Tiefen des Internets, sondern auch im ganz realen Leben. Paul O'Rourke ist ein Mann voller Widersprüche: Er verachtet die Welt der sozialen Medien, ist aber abhängig von seinem iPhone, er ist ein Zahnarzt, der heimlich raucht, ein glühender Fan des Baseballteams der Red Sox, der es nicht ertragen kann, wenn sie gewinnen, und er ist ein Atheist, der Gott nicht ganz aufgeben will. Kurz, der Zahnarzt mit gutgehender Praxis an der Park Avenue in Manhattan liebt zwar das Leben, weiss aber nichts Rechtes damit anzufangen.-"
  • ""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" --"@en

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  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"@en

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  • "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour"@en
  • "To rise again at a decent hour"@en
  • "To rise again at a decent hour"
  • "Mein fremdes Leben Roman"
  • "Svegliamoci pure ma a un'ora decente"@it
  • "Svegliamoci pure ma a un'ora decente"
  • "To rise again at a decent hour : a novel"
  • "To rise again at a decent hour : a novel"@en