A heartrending novel about one man’s search for meaning in a difficult life
A child ridiculed for his weight, a son overshadowed by a favored brother, a husband who falls short of his wife’s ambitions, an old man with a broken heart… As Orbits’s life passes, he doggedly pursues a simple dream — a little place in the country where a family might thrive — while wondering if he can ever shake free of the tragedies that seem to define him.
Fatboy Fall Down is the lush and heartbreaking musings of a man trying to understand his place in the world. Though shot through with sadness, Fatboy Fall Down is also full of surprising moments of wry humor, and Rabindranath Maharaj's deft touch underscores the resilience of the human spirit.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, prepare to fan out on Amber Fang. Arthur Slade’s fast-paced, ever-ironic take on the YA vampire series kills it (pun intended). We love the book’s tongue-in-cheek humor, including a blood-sucking heroine who only eats killers and vampires who mock the very concept of vampires. A little bit Veronica Mars and a little bit iZombie, Amber Fang: Hunted shifts between Amber’s days studying library science at a Montreal university and her nights on the prowl. Slade’s novel begs for a television spin-off; in the meantime, we can’t wait to devour the next book in the series.