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There is September 11 and then there are the days after,
and finally the years.
Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the
event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in
the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the
aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a
First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life
that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then
Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to
reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their
small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky
for more planes.
These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the
enormous force of history.
Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events
of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape,
our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic,
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