Miss Snark is reading Publishers Weekly while waiting for Killer Yapp to bring coffee.
In the "Deals" column comes this:
Reagan Arthur at Little,Brown bought world rights to THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris from agent Julie Barer. Ferris is a recent grad of the MFA program at UC Irvine, where Geoffrey Wolff is already singing his praises. The novel, about a group of co-workers in a Chicago ad agency, is narrated in the first-person plural.
Holy moly. What will we think of next.
Reagan Arthur is a very very smart editor and Geoffrey Wolff is on the list of writers I’ll always read, so my guess is the book is probably pretty good. But..."we'll see"!