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The Shock of the Fall

by Nathan Filer - £8.99  HarperCollins Publishers (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780007491452 | ISBN 10: 000749145x

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2013
 
ĎIíll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His nameís Simon. I think youíre going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages heíll be dead. And he was never the same after that.í
 
There are books you canít stop reading, which keep you up all night.
 
There are books which let us into the hidden parts of life and make them vividly real.
 
There are books which, because of the sheer skill with which every word is chosen, linger in your mind for days.
 
The Shock of the Fall is all of these books.
 
The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one manís descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.

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