Fallout

Fallout

3.5 (1,208 ratings by Goodreads)
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A deeply affecting love story set in the gritty yet magnificent theater world of 1970's London by the award-winning, bestselling Sadie Jones, author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast

Luke is a young playwright: intense, magnetic and hungry for experience. Fleeing a disastrous upbringing, he arrives in London and moves into a flat with Paul, an aspiring producer, and the beautiful, fiery Leigh. The three of them set up a radical theatre company, their friendship forged in rehearsal rooms above pubs, candlelit power cuts, and smoky late-night parties, part of a thrilling new generation of writers, directors, and rising voices. When Nina, a fragile actress, strays towards their group, Luke is captivated by the allure of a kindred damaged soul, and the balance between the friends is threatened. Torn between loyalty, desire, and his own painful past, everything Luke values, even the promise of the future, is in danger. Suddenly the fallout threatens to be immense.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 28mm | 272g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006229282X
  • 9780062292827
  • 2,726,558

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Luke is a young playwright--intense, magnetic, and eager for life. He escapes a disastrous upbringing in the northeast and, arriving in London, meets Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer, and the beautiful, fiery Leigh Radley, the woman Paul loves.

The three set up a radical theater company, living and working together, forging a romantic connection in candlelit rehearsal rooms during power cuts and smoky late-night parties in Chelsea's run-down flats. The gritty rebellion of pub theater is fighting for its place against a West End dominated by racy revue shows and the giants of twentieth-century drama.

Nina Jacobs is a fragile actress, bullied by her mother and in thrall to a controlling producer. When Luke meets Nina, he recognizes a soul in danger--but how much must he risk to save her?

Everything he has fought for--loyalty, friendship, art--is drawn into the heat of their collision. Now everything Luke values, even the promise of the future, is in danger. Suddenly the fallout threatens to be immense.
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Review quote

"Fallout is both deliciously gobble-able and carefully constructed."--Holly Williams, Independent on Sunday
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Rating details

1,208 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 16% (195)
4 35% (424)
3 34% (412)
2 12% (146)
1 3% (31)
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