Falling Sideways : A Novel (Hardcover)

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"Falling Sideways is a satirical, comical, semi-sober story of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, wives and lovers in a world that blindly binds its children to a life filled with materialism, bizarre sex, and egocentric callousness."---Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog

There seems to be no shortage of business at the Tank, a high-profile firm in Copenhagen. There are meetings to attend, memos to write, and colleagues to undermine. But when the Tank's nefarious CEO announces a round of downsizing, everyone becomes exponentially more concerned about ... whatever it is that they're doing. And the peril extends beyond the office, following the company men and women out into the autumn nights and to their homes, where the grim news at the Tank impacts spouses, children, and lovers alike.

Top executive Frederick Breathwaite is frantically trying to ensure a stable future for his son, while the boy's greatest fear is that his future might resemble his father's absurd present. Breathwaite's colleague Harald Jaeger is estranged from his wife and daughters but stays busy pursuing desperate passions for other women (including a married colleague). Lost as he may be in amorous fantasies, he has managed to catch the CEO's eye---as a possible replacement for Breathwaite.

Thomas E. Kennedy gleefully skewers workplace culture in the second novel of his internationally acclaimed, genre-hopping Copenhagen Quartet to be published in America. Sharp, funny, yet remarkably empathetic, Falling Sideways displays Kennedy's astonishing versatility, while forcing us to take a hard look at the way we spend our workdays---and, in sum, our lives.


Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Mfg Part# 9781608190812
SKU 216084620
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1608190811
Release Date 3/1/2011
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