Join Matthew Thomas for the launch of his debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, a multi-generational epic set in Jackson Heights and New York that chronicles one family's pursuit of prosperity and status in the latter half of the twentieth century. We Are Not Ourselves is a novel about hope, moral compromise, and the American Dream—the story of a family and the study of a century. Thomas will be joined by Joshua Ferris, whose novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, has been longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, and who has called We Are Not Ourselves a “heartening humbling...masterwork.”MATTHEW THOMAS was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey. We Are Not Ourselves is his first novel.JOSHUA FERRIS is the bestselling author of three novels, Then We Came to the End, The Unnamed and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, which was recently longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”writers in 2010. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York.