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At the Bottom of Everything

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A stunning novel of friendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived.
 
It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam has long since decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonely nights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he has some more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email from Thomas’s mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his old friend’s world, and into the past he’s tried so desperately to forget. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick unspools a tale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing and reaching for redemption—a tale of near hallucinatory power.

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A stunning novel of friendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived.
 
It’s been ten years since the “incident,” and Adam has long since decided he’s better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonely nights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he has some more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email from Thomas’s mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his old friend’s world, and into the past he’s tried so desperately to forget. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick unspools a tale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing and reaching for redemption—a tale of near hallucinatory power.

Product Details
Hardcover (256 pages)
Published: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780307907981
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    At the Bottom of Everything

    At the Bottom of Everything
    This stunning novelof friendship, guilt, and madness tells the story of two friends torn apart bya terrible secret--and the dark adventure that neither of them ever meant toembark upon.It's been ten years since the incident, and Adam haslong decided he's better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam isworking as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonelynights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he hassome more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email fromThomas' mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his oldfriend's world and to the past he's tried so desperately to forget. As Adamembarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick spins atale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing, and of reaching forredemption--a tale of near hallucinatory power.

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