Sadie Jones, the award winning, bestselling author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast, explores the theater of love, the politics of theater, and the love of writing in this deeply romantic story about a young playwright in 1970s London.
Leaving behind an emotionally disastrous childhood in a provincial northern town, budding playwright Luke Kanowski begins a new life in London that includes Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer who will become his best friend, and Leigh Radley, Paul's girlfriend. Talented and ambitious, the trio found a small theater company that enjoys unexpected early success. Then, one fateful evening, Luke meets Nina Jacobs, a dynamic and emotionally damaged actress he cannot forget, even after she drifts into a marriage with a manipulative theater producer.
As Luke becomes a highly sought after playwright, he stumbles in love, caught in two triangles where love requited and unrequited, friendship, and art will clash with terrible consequences for all involved.
Fallout is an elegantly crafted novel whose characters struggle to escape the various cataclysms of their respective pasts. Falling in love convinces us we are the pawns of the gods; Fallout brings us firmly into the psyche of romantic love—its sickness and its ecstasy.
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About the Author
Sadie Jones is the author of four novels, including The Outcast, winner of the Costa First Novel Award in Great Britain and a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize/Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Small Wars, and the bestselling The Uninvited Guests. She lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sadie Jones created a protagonist that I love to hate and hate to love, like Harry Langstrom in John Updike's "Rabbit" series. The book made me examine issues of faith and fate.
An interesting set of characters - whose lives intertwine due to their shared interest in the theatre. Luke meets Paul and Leigh by chance in a sudden downpour. He learns that Paul is a would-be producer. Years later Luke comes to live in London and teams up with Paul. Luke meets Nina after seeing her in a play. Both Luke and Nina had difficult childhoods. Luke's mother spent most of his life in the local lunatic asylum. His father was a heavy drinker. Nina, aspiring actress, is the daughter of an actress, now past her prime and living life vicariously through her daughter. Relationships form and break up, deceptions and jealousies abound - a good read. I received a free copy in return for an honest review