The Fall Guy: A Novel

The Fall Guy A Novel It is summer Charlie a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house As the days grow hotter the fr

  • Title: The Fall Guy: A Novel
  • Author: James Lasdun
  • ISBN: 9780393354942
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is summer, 2012 Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable paIt is summer, 2012 Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions As readers of James Lasdun s acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness Who is the real victim here Who is the perpetrator And who, ultimately, is the fall guy Darkly vivid, with an atmosphere of erotic danger, The Fall Guy is Lasdun s most entertaining novel yet.

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