Robert Boswell's first novel since Century's Son showcases once again his "dazzling technical skill, intelligence and moral seriousness" (The New York Times Book Review)
*A Library Journal "Best Indie Fiction of 2013" *
At age thirty-three, James Candler seems to be well on the road to success. He's in line for a big promotion at Onyx Springs, the treatment facility where he's a therapist. He has a fiancée, a sizable house, and a Porsche.
But . . . he's falling in love with another woman, he's underwater on his mortgage, and he's put his hapless best friend in charge of his signature therapeutic program. Even the GPS on his car can't seem to predict where he should turn next. And his clients are struggling in their own hilarious, heartbreaking ways to keep their lives on track. How can he help them if he can't help himself?
In Tumbledown, Robert Boswell presents a large, unforgettable cast of characters who are all failing and succeeding in various degrees to make sense of our often-irrational world. In a moving narrative twist, he boldly reckons with the extent to which tragedy can be undone, the impossible accommodated.
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But because all these people, no matter how damaged, are essentially tenderhearted, Boswell can write the most refreshingly old-fashioned kind of narrative: one that evokes deep sympathy for all its characters. Boswell’s anatomy of melancholy introduces us to a large cast of misfits...Read Full Review of Tumbledown: A Novel | See more reviews from NY Times
As James’s clients try to keep their own hearts in check and James’s indecision mounts, Boswell brilliantly cuts back to childhood and the revelation that James had an autistic big brother named Pook.Read Full Review of Tumbledown: A Novel | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
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