Know Your Beholder: A Novel

Know Your Beholder: A Novel

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

Rapp’s exploration of exceedingly dark topics pays off as an anthem to sticking it out through hellish times.

He’s always been comfortable in the extremes of the soul and body, though there’s a shift from pedestrian yuck into the more explicitly criminal that might’ve been smoother with an actor rather than a narrator.

An intimate, frustrating account of a man failing to deal with his failure.

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 03, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316368902

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 864 KB

Language: English

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