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This Is How You Fall
     

This Is How You Fall

by Keith Dixon, Nick Podehl (Read by)
 

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“Exceptional writing, utterly engaging characters, and a story that shifts between thrilling, heartbreaking, and hilarious before its final poignant ending.” — Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist

Jacob Cameron Asprey, Jr., is the charming son of a charming crook who’s currently residing in the state pen. Strangled

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“Exceptional writing, utterly engaging characters, and a story that shifts between thrilling, heartbreaking, and hilarious before its final poignant ending.” — Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist

Jacob Cameron Asprey, Jr., is the charming son of a charming crook who’s currently residing in the state pen. Strangled by family ties, Jake is barely scraping by. When a local crime boss offers him a deal he’d be a fool to take and a chump to pass up, Jake sees a way out of his troubles — until his options begin to close down, and he finds himself at the heart of a dark plot that will place those he loves in harm’s way.

This Is How You Fall is a story of old flames, old debts, and a new twist on an old con. Part heist, part love story, and part literary noir thriller, it’s a moody rumination on identity and loyalty, with dazzling plot twists that lead to an inevitable, destructive conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly
The sins of the father are visited upon the son—in spades—in this absorbing noir from Dixon (The Art of Losing). Jake Asprey, who works as a lifeguard at Pennsylvania’s Chime Creek Country Club, had to leave college because the IRS insisted that the money his criminal father owed the government be recouped—in part from tuition Jake had already paid. One bright spot for Jake is the country club chef, 25-year-old Sally Godstreet, with whom he had a brief romance in high school and who he still finds attractive. Things get more complicated when Sally’s bar-owner uncle, “Colonel Tom,” ropes Jake into assisting with a huge score that could solve his money woes forever. The many emotionally damaged characters—including the pornography-addicted woman Jake is currently dating, whose doom is her “compulsion to closely examine questions that are bound to send you to pieces”—are all plausibly caught up in events beyond their control. Ellen Levine, Trident Media Group. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480516366
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Keith was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1971 but was raised in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He is an editor for The New York Times, and lives in Westchester with his wife, Jessica, and his daughters, Grace and Margot.

He is the author of GHOSTFIRES, THE ART OF LOSING, and COOKING FOR GRACIE, a memoir based on food writing first published in The New York Times.

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