The Unnamed

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The Unnamed

By Joshua Ferris

Reagan Arthur Books, Paperback, 9780316034005, 310pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

Description

Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career, and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again.

What drives a man to stay in a marriage, in a job? What forces him away? Is love or conscience enough to overcome the darker, stronger urges of the natural world? THE UNNAMED is a deeply felt, luminous novel about modern life, ancient yearnings, and the power of human understanding.



About the Author
Joshua Ferris's first novel, "Then We Came to the End," has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker," "Granta," and "Best American Voices." He lives in New York.