Last Resort

Last Resort

Hardback Published on: 17/03/2022
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Last Resort
A literary scandal ?
Our protagonist, the aspirant writer Caleb, can’t get his acquaintance Avi’s rough outline for a book out of his mind. He ends up using Avi’s story as the ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Last Resort
Expected more..
I felt underwhelmed by this book, as the synopsis was rather compelling. For instance, I thought Avi and Caleb were more rivals in college - but they didn’... READ MORE


Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2022 When a bestseller-to-be cuts too close to reality, its author must make a Faustian bargain - both on the page and in real life. 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 the 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. A blazing debut novel blurring the lines of fact and fiction: a thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474620109
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 32 mm

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Last Resort
Write what you know?
Caleb Horowitz is trying and failing to write a publishable first novel when he meets up with old college friend Avi Dietsch. Avi tells him a true story ab... READ MORE
Last Resort
Not for me
The synopsis drew me in with this book, I liked the idea of a backstage pass into the publishing world, after reading The Plot which has a similar plot I w... READ MORE
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