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The Shock of the Fall is a worthy Costa Book of the Year

The schizophrenic hero of Nathan Filer's novel, Matt Homes, gives us a true, clear view of the world through his distorted vision

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

The Shock of the Fall Nathan Filer

Borough Press, pp.314, £7.99, ISBN: 9780007491452

About 30 pages in and unable to find my bearings, I flipped to the end of this novel — well, not the actual end, to the acknowledgements (always fascinating) and after them a very handy ‘Q & A with Nathan Filer’. And  there I found the key I needed. As part of a creative writing MA, Filer had taken a module in Suspense Fiction.

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