The Dismantling: A Novel,Author: Brian DeLeeuwPublisher: PlumeCategory: Contemporary Fiction, Thriller Books, ThrillersBook Format: Paperback
At twenty-five, Simon Worth is a med school dropout, facing the grim reality of failure and massive student loans. Left with few options, he becomes an organ broker for a black-market organization, matching cash-strapped donors with recipients whose time on the transplant list is running out. Tasked with finding a donor for Lenny Pellegrini, a severely depressed ex-NFL player who's been drinking himself to death, Simon's luck appears to change when he's contacted by Maria Campos, a young woman desperate for cash, whose liver happens to be the perfect match. The transplant goes according to plan . . . until soon afterward, when Maria disappears and Lenny makes a cruel and destructive decision. As Simon's world becomes increasingly dangerous, he learns of an unspeakable secret from Maria's past and must decide, against his better moral judgment, that the only way he'll survive is to trust her. Chilling and fast-paced, The Dismantling questions the meaning of atonement and asks how you can reconcile the person you once were - and the person you want to be - with the person you are today. Praise for Brian DeLeeuw's In This Way I Was Saved 'Gripping.' Christopher Beha, author of Arts & Entertainments 'Eerily propulsive.' Jennifer DuBois, author of Cartwheel 'Fully and tenderly rendered.' Thomas O'Malley, author of This Magnificent Desolation 'Intense, spare, and unflinching.' Michaela Carter, author of Further Out Than You Thought 'Elegant, unsettling, and wildly original.' Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl 'Terrifying and terrifyingly good.' Vanity Fair 'Haunting and persuasive.' Los Angeles Times
About Brian DeLeeuwBrian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novels The Dismantling and In This Way I Was Saved, which was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, as well as the independent horror film Some Kind of Hate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MFA in Fiction from The New School.
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