The Unnamed, Joshua Ferris

When walking becomes a compulsive obsession, a disease that no doctor can find a cure for, then family life changes abruptly. With the intense rhythm of his prose, the American writer Joshua Ferris (b. 1974) draws the reader into the all-too-human story of Tim, a lawyer, whose sudden departures physically and emotionally drain both himself and his wife Jane. Impromptu walks end up with Tim covering miles and miles that leave him feeling exhausted and confused. These sudden flights sometimes bring a smile to the reader’s face, but this soon turns to a subtle sense of anxiety.

Joshua Ferris
The Unnamed
New York, Boston, London: Reagan Arthur Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780316034012
English-language Edition
310 pages