Joshua Ferris's dazzling comic novel. How would you feel if the person impersonating you online was having a much better life than you were?
Paul O’Rourke, an irritable 40-year-old dentist, realises he needs more in his life than a steady income and the perfect mochaccino. But what? As Paul tries to work out the meaning of life, a Facebook page and Twitter account appear in his name. What seems at first an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something more frightening: the possibility that the online ‘Paul’ might be a better version of the man in the flesh. Who is doing this and will it cost Paul his sanity?