To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a novel by the American writer Joshua Ferris. The novel was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize [1] and won the 2014 Dylan Thomas Prize. [2] It centers on a New York City dentist who's obsessed with the Boston Red Sox and, variously, the religions of different girlfriends. The discovery that he's the victim of a strange sort of identity theft leads him into a darkly comic crisis of identity and meaning.

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  1. "Man Booker Prize: Howard Jacobson makes shortlist". BBC News . 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. Wroe, Nicholas (7 November 2014). "Joshua Ferris wins Dylan Thomas prize". The Guardian . Guardian News and Media . Retrieved 13 November 2014.