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The Dinner Party

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 

One of the most anticipated books of 2017--New York Magazine, The Washington Post, New York Observer, The Millions, Book Riot's "All the Books" Podcast, and Fuse

The first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.


These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists.

Each of these stories burrows deep into the often awkward and hilarious misunderstandings that pass between strangers and lovers alike, and that turn ordinary lives upside down. Ferris shows to what lengths we mortals go to coax human meaning from our very modest time on earth, an effort that skews ever-more desperately in the direction of redemption. There's Arty Groys, the Florida retiree whose birthday celebration involves pizza, a prostitute, and a life-saving heart attack. There's Sarah, the Brooklynite whose shape-shifting existential dilemma is set in motion by a simple spring breeze. And there's Jack, a man so warped by past experience that he's incapable of having a normal social interaction with the man he hires to help him move out of storage.

The stories in The Dinner Party are about lives changed forever when the reckless gives way to possibility and the ordinary cedes ground to mystery. And each one confirms Ferris's reputation as one of the most dazzlingly talented, deeply humane writers at work today.


 
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Used availability for Joshua Ferris's The Dinner Party


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 0-241-29703-6 / 978-0-241-29703-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party: Stories
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 0-316-46595-X / 978-0-316-46595-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dinner Party: Stories
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 0-316-55663-7 / 978-0-316-55663-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 0-241-29704-4 / 978-0-241-29704-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party: Stories
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 1-4789-7505-9 / 978-1-4789-7505-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party: Stories: Library Edition
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
ISBN: 1-4789-2197-8 / 978-1-4789-2197-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dinner Party: Stories
Author(s): Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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