Coming Down (Paperback)
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Coming Down (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 28/02/2021
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Coming Down is a novel about falling - falling in love, falling from grace, falling foul, falling apart, falling free. A story of addiction, drug dealing and sky-diving. At its vertiginous centre one man's commitment to making money and living life to excess. An unprincipled hero with huge appetites for women, designer clothes and drugs, guided by a criminal code that allows him free rein to exploit the real and virtual networks of the global era.

The exhilarating drama of a high altitude free fall over the desert coastline of southern California provides the narrative structure for Coming Down. Each chapter brings the hero, X, closer to the earth. As he hurtles downwards his thoughts and feelings about falling provide the cement that binds the key events in his life into a revelatory whole that opens the way to understanding why he is, where he is, plunging towards the Pacific Ocean at terminal velocity.

Falling is central to Coming Down and each chapter is "book-ended" with startling biblical, literary, scientific, and journalistic extracts, both serious and humorous, about falling. Some are of only tangential relevance to the plot, others of vital importance.

Publisher: Troubador Publishing
ISBN: 9781800461369
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“Best book I have read in a while”

Coming Down is a gripping and nail biting read to until the very (unpredictable and unexpected) end. The descriptive writing made every extreme situation relatable forming an unlikely affinity and support for the... More

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“A fantastic novel”

The novel combines a fast paced story about an amoral drug dealer with a passion for skydiving and living life to excess with contemplation about the meaning of falling. It is beautifully written, in parts funny,... More

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