At Rye Adler's funeral, they didn't bury his body -- or his rivalry: A gripping literary thriller by the author of the "wrenching and exhilarating" All Things Cease to Appear (Wall Street Journal)
Success hasn't come easily to photographer, Julian Ladd, even though, twenty years ago, he attended the exclusive Brodsky Workshop, from where his roommate, Rye Adler, soared straight to the top. But success isn't always what it seems, and underneath all the adulation Adler feels like a sell-out.
When an ex-lover appears out of the blue, asking for help only Adler can give, he embarks on an emotional odyssey to right the wrongs of his past, one that forces him to abandon his role as an objective observer of the rich and famous, and enter a broken landscape in search of the very thing he's lost: himself.
Elizabeth Brundage graduated from Hampshire College, attended the NYU film school, was a screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and received an M.F.A. as well as a James Michener Award from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. She has taught at a variety of colleges and universities, most recently at Skidmore College as a visiting writer in residence. She lives near Albany in upstate New York.