From Sadie Jones, the award-winning, bestselling author of The Uninvited Guests and The Outcast, comes a deeply affecting love story set in the gritty yet magnificent theater world of 1970s London.
Luke is a young playwright—intense, magnetic, and eager for life. He escapes a disastrous upbringing in the northeast and, arriving in London, meets Paul Driscoll, an aspiring producer, and the beautiful, fiery Leigh Radley, the woman Paul loves.
The three set up a radical theater company, living and working together, forging a romantic connection in candlelit rehearsal rooms during power cuts and smoky late-night parties in Chelsea's run-down flats. The gritty rebellion of pub theater is fighting for its place against a West End dominated by racy revue shows and the giants of twentieth-century drama.
Nina Jacobs is a fragile actress, bullied by her mother and in thrall to a controlling producer. When Luke meets Nina, he recognizes a soul in danger—but how much must he risk to save her?
Everything he has fought for—loyalty, friendship, art—is drawn into the heat of their collision. Now everything Luke values, even the promise of the future, is in danger. Suddenly the fallout threatens to be immense.
Now in paperback, we’re offering you the chance to win a copy through Goodreads! Also make sure you check out Sadie’s P.S. section, which includes an interview with her, a sneak peek into her writing process for this book, and some of the books & plays that inspired Fallout.