The Fall Guy

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Lasdun
Narrator: Charles Constant
Genres: Suspense, Literature
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: October 2016
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Lasdun, James

James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York. He has published two novels, including" The Horned Man", as well as several collections of short stories and poetry. He is the author of "Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked". He has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and short-listed for the Los Angeles Times, T. S. Eliot, and Forward prizes in poetry; and he was the winner of the inaugural U.K./BBC Short Story Prize. His nonfiction has been published in "Harper s Magazine", "Granta", and the "London Review of Books".