Fearless by Rafael Yglesias

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The critically acclaimed novel from a master of contemporary American fiction—now available as an ebook
Yglesias’s New York Times–bestselling novel of trauma, loss, and the bonds formed between victims of catastrophe Max Klein suffers from many anxieties—including a terrible fear of flying—but after surviving a plane crash his worries vanish and he suddenly believes himself invincible. Back home, a psychiatrist puts him in touch with Carla, a victim of the same crash who lost her infant son and suffers from a morbid, debilitating depression. Now Max and Carla begin a relationship that is sometimes intimate, sometimes painful, and perhaps the only path to recovery for both. Fearless is a brilliant portrait of trauma and its aftermath—the shock of loss and the sometimes unexpected ways that people learn to cope with disaster. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

 

 

About Rafael Yglesias

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Rafael Yglesias was born on May 12, 1954. He dropped out of high school to finish his first novel, Hide Fox, and All After, which was published in 1972. He wrote three novels by the age of twenty-one and then stopped writing books between 1976 and 1984 to concentrated on starting a family. During this time, he made a living by writing screenplays. His other books include Hot Properties, Only Children, The Murderer Next Door, Fearless, and Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil. A Happy Marriage won the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. In 1992, he resumed writing screenplays. The first to be produced, Fearless, was an adaptation of his novel of the same title. He also wrote the screenplays for Death and the Maiden, Les Miserables, From Hell, and Dark Water.
 
Published November 16, 2010 by Open Road Media. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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 Writing very smartly indeed but no better or worse than in his largely well-received Hot Properties, The Murderer Next Door, etc., Yglesias achieves by sheer dint of an inspired story what may be his breakthrough novel (already optioned for a Peter Weir film starring Jeff Bridges and Isabella R...

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Fearless

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A powerful examination of denial and guilt, Yglesias's ( Hot Properties) terrific new novel opens with a gut-wrenching scene incarnating the worst nightmares of anyone who is afraid of flying. Forty-t

Mar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Fearless

Los Angeles Times

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The book jacket proclaims that Carla and Max "teach each other how to live again."

Jul 19 1993 | Read Full Review of Fearless

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