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The Shock of the Fall

By (author) Nathan Filer

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***This book has also been published as "Where the Moon Isn't."*** Winner of the 2013 "Costa First Novel Award " "A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." --S. J. Watson, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Before I Go to Sleep" While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother sneak out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew comes home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back...What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut "The Shock of the Fall "shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 209.55 x 220.98 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • 06 Jan 2015
  • St. Martin's Griffin
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250028132
  • 9781250028136
  • 480,579

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Nathan Filer is a writer and lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. A registered mental health nurse, he has worked as a researcher in the academic unit of psychiatry at the University of Bristol and on in-patient wards. He is also a performance poet whose work has been broadcast on television and radio. "The Shock of the Fall" is Nathan's first novel and the recipient of the 2013 Costa Book Award and the 2014 Betty Trask Prize.

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A page-turner, tender and tragic, told in a vulnerable voice that steps in and out of madness. Vivid and haunting, I keep replaying this story in my mind, reliving it, long after having read the final page.--Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Love Anthony

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