The Fallback Plan

Ebook $14.95

Melville House | Jan 03, 2012 | ISBN 9781612190433

  • Paperback$14.95

    Melville House | Jan 03, 2012 | 224 Pages | 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 | ISBN 9781612190426

  • Ebook$14.95

    Melville House | Jan 03, 2012 | ISBN 9781612190433

Praise

“This book has a universal quality, capturing a generation’s angst quite like Franny and Zooey did when it was published in 1961.”—Chicago Tribune

The Fallback Plan is to this generation what Rick Moody’s The Ice Storm was to the previous generation, and The Catcher in the Rye before that.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Stein’s wry voice shines through… her self-aware take on the self-pitying recession-grad generation is compelling reading.” —The Millions

“Stein, 26, captures the voice of the young 20-something prodigal daughter with the clarion call of authenticity in her debut novel. … Stein’s light, accessible, self-deprecating prose makes this coming-of-age story a pleasure.”—Publishers Weekly

“Stein’s fluid style is peppered with wryness and pop-culture references…[she] seems poised to become the Lena Dunham of contemporary fiction.”—ELLE

“Readers will endorse Esther Kohler’s voice as being not only funny, but also true. It echoes long after her story ends, and “The Fallback Plan’’ is a novel everyone under 30 will relate to with familiar pangs of self-loathing and sympathy.”—Boston Globe

“An existential crisis of lost 20-somethings that pretty much everyone can relate to.”—NYLON 

“Cheeky, self-assured prose.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Beautiful, funny, thrilling and true.”—Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story)
 
“Intimate, urgent, and laugh-out-loud funny, Leigh Stein’s novel bravely investigates the splendor and tragedy of the end of youth with a sensitivity and lyrical deftness that will not disappoint. Think Franny and Zooey. Think Goodbye, Columbus. Think of this book as your next great read.”—Joe Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned, The Great Perhaps)

“[A] fantastic book whose charm and warmth beg for a second read-through.”—InDigest Magazine

The Fallback Plan has got it all: Sex, love, drugs, death, infidelity and one very confused post-grad.”—College Magazine

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