The Unnamed

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Unstoppable walking unfolds existential questions.

A unique story of survival and self-discovery that forces readers to question their own lives. The Unnamed is a thought-provoking exploration of the human condition, told through the lens of a man who cannot stop walking. Joshua Ferris's beautiful writing captures the pain and isolation of Tim Farnsworth's affliction, while also offering a glimmer of hope in the face of overwhelming adversity. A must-read for anyone who enjoys introspective and thought-provoking literature.

The Unnamed

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ISBN: 9780241950777
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: ₱927.90
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date of Publication: 2011-01-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.33
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In Ferris's remarkable second novel (after Then We Came to the End), a life of privilege comes to ruin as a result of a strange and mysterious illness. Attorney Tim Farnsworth thought he had recovered from a disorder that compels him to walk to the point of exhaustion. But now his walking disease has returned and shows no sign of going into remission. His wife, Jane, supportive beyond measure, does everything she can to keep Tim safe during his walks, including making routine midnight trips to pick him up. As the disorder takes increasing control over their lives, however, the sacrifices they make for each other drive them further apart. Ferris manages to inject a bizarre whimsy into a devastatingly sad story, with each of Tim's outings revealing a new aspect of his marriage. The novel's circular aspects, with would-be happy endings spiraling back into chaos and then descending further, integrate Ferris's themes of family, sickness, and the uncertain division between body and mind into a vastly satisfying and original book.
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Unstoppable walking unfolds existential questions.

A unique story of survival and self-discovery that forces readers to question their own lives. The Unnamed is a thought-provoking exploration of the human condition, told through the lens of a man who cannot stop walking. Joshua Ferris's beautiful writing captures the pain and isolation of Tim Farnsworth's affliction, while also offering a glimmer of hope in the face of overwhelming adversity. A must-read for anyone who enjoys introspective and thought-provoking literature.