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Know Your Beholder
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date February 16, 2016
Pages 341
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316368926
ISBN-10 031636892X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom.


As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: his mother's death, his beloved wife's desertion, and his once-ascendant rock band's irreconcilable break-up. Francis hasn't shaved in months, hasn't so much as changed out of his bathrobe-"the uniform of a Life in Default"-for nine days.

Other than the agoraphobia that continues to hold him hostage, all he has left is his childhood home, whose remaining rooms he rents to a cast of eccentric tenants, including a pair of former circus performers whose daughter has gone missing. The tight-knit community has already survived a blizzard, but there is more danger in store for the citizens of Pollard before summer arrives. Francis is himself caught up in these troubles as he becomes increasingly entangled in the affairs of others, with results that are by turns disastrous, hysterical, and ultimately healing.

Fusing consummate wit with the seriousness attending an adulthood gone awry, Rapp has written an uproarious and affecting novel about what we do and where we go when our lives have crumbled around us. Sharp-edged but tenderhearted, Know Your Beholder introduces us to one of the most lovably flawed characters in recent fiction, a man at last able to collect the jagged pieces of his dreams and begin anew, in both life and love. Seldom have our foibles and our efforts to persevere in spite of them been laid bare with such heart and hope.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316368919
 
from Little Brown & Co (March 3, 2015)
9780316368919 | details & prices | 341 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $26.00
About: From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316368926
 
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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (February 16, 2016)
9780316368926 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $15.99
About: From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781478958734
 
Com/cdr un edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 3, 2015)
9781478958734 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $35.00
About: [*Read by the author - Adam Rapp] From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom.

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