The Shock of the FallBook - 2015
Unable to remember the events that led to his older brother's disappearance, Matthew, desperate to understand what happened, believes he can bring his brother back by going off his meds to discover what really unfolded that night so long ago. Original.
***This book has also been published as Where the Moon Isn't.***
Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award
"A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep
While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother sneak out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew comes home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back...
What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person. Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer's rare and brilliant debut The Shock of the Fall shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.