Fallout: A Novel
Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher Canada
Date: April 2014
Duration: 13 hours 15 minutes
Four young people in 1970s London race toward the future, fueled by love, betrayal, and creative ambition.
Luke Kanowski is a young playwright intense, magnetic, and eager for life. He escapes a disastrous upbringing in the northeast and, arriving in London, meets Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer, and the beautiful, fiery Leigh Radley, the woman Paul loves.
The three set up a radical theater company, living and working together; a romantic connection forged in candlelit rehearsal rooms during power cuts and smoky late-night parties in Chelsea's run-down flats. The gritty rebellion of pub theater is fighting for its place against a West End dominated by racy revue shows and the giants of twentieth-century drama.
Nina Jacobs is a fragile actress, bullied by her mother and in thrall to a controlling producer. When Luke meets Nina, he recognizes a soul in dangerbut how much must he risk to save her?
Everything he has fought forloyalty, friendship, artis drawn into the heat of their collision. As Luke ricochets between honesty and deceit, the promise of the future and his own painful past, the fallout threatens to be immense.