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Last Resort

Andrew Lipstein

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

When a bestseller-to-be cuts too close to reality, its author must make a Faustian bargain...

In his blazing debut novel Last Resort, Andrew Lipstein blurs the lines of fact and fiction with a thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices.

'I finished it in a day'

'A sharply written, headlong romp'

Caleb Horowitz is twenty-seven, and his wildest dreams are about to come true. His manuscript has caught the attention of the literary agent, who offers him fame, fortune and a taste of the literary life. He can't wait for his book to be shopped around to every editor in New York, except one: Avi Dietsch, a college rival and the novel's 'inspiration.'

When Avi gets his hands on Caleb's manuscript, he sees nothing but theft?and opportunity.

And so Caleb is forced to make a Faustian bargain, one that tests his theories of success, ambition and the limits of art - and as he fights to right his mistakes and reclaim his name, he must burn every bridge and finally see his work from the perspective of those locked inside.

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Praise for Last Resort

  • If there's nothing new under the sun, can anyone be original without lying? Would truth still be stranger than fiction if people were honest in real life? This fast-paced simulacrum of a commercial novel is not out to please the critics. I finished it in a day. - Nell Zink, author of DOXOLOGY

  • Lipstein asks the timely question: does one possess sole title to one's own story? A sharply written, headlong romp. - Lionel Shriver, author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

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