In his début novel, Then We Came to the End (2007), Joshua Ferris narrates his story of a pre-9/11 Chicago advertising agency in the first-person plural. Such narrative experimentation recurs across his fiction and is often linked to national concerns. This essay analyzes narrative voice, personal pro- nouns, and the state of the nation, investigating a writer whose work has received much popular attention but little academic interest to date.
Maxey, R. (2016). National stories and narrative voice in the fiction of Joshua Ferris. Critique, 57(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2015.1019410