What would you do if you couldn’t stop walking? Where would you go? Who would you visit? What would you say to people as you passed them by? In The Unnamed, now available for the first time in paperback, New Yorker “20 Under 40 Fiction Writer” Joshua Ferris tells the story of a man suffering from this peculiar affliction: the inability to stop himself from walking. While this may sound exhausting, trust us, the book is anything but.
Hailed by GQ as “the first great novel of the decade,” and beloved by Stephen King, Peter Sagal and countless others, The Unnamed follows the trials and tribulations of Tim Farnsworth and his family as they are forced to endure a remarkable journey none of them can defeat or even define. But in the end it is Tim alone who must fight to survive and overcome the inevitable forces of nature, the merciless weather, strangers in his path and the limitations of his own body as he faces his greatest challenge in a final journey on foot across America to reunite with those he loves.
Part mystery, part odyssey, part love story, always unexpected and never dull, The Unnamed is an unforgettable novel of a life taken for granted and how the magnetic pull of those we love can overcome even the velocity of the natural world. Please check out JoshuaFerris.com to learn more about one of the most original novels in years.
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