Tumbledown

By Robert Boswell
(Graywolf Press, Hardcover, 9781555976491, 431pp.)

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

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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 fiancee, 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.




About the Author
Robert Boswell is normally a fiction writer. He is the author of seven books, most recently Century's Son reprinted by Picador in 2003. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, and many other magazines. He shares the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston with his wife, writer Antonya Nelson.
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