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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An American Tragedy

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But as the pages piled up, I realized what I fool I was. How quickly had I discounted the tragedy of the American workplace (which, by the way, is about to get another excellent treatment in Ed Park’s first novel, Personal Days), how little I understood the centrality of said workplace in the lives of almost everyone I know, and how little I trusted that Ferris could show us the collective mentality of the office while imbuing each worker with so much individuality and grace.

Gary Shteyngart gives high praise to Then We Came to the End, knocking out one of my picks in the Morning News 2008 Tournament of Books.

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