Next month, debut author Evan Fallenberg will be in Miami to promote the release of his novel, LIGHT FELL (Soho Press; January 2008; $22.00). He will be signing at Books & Books in Bal Harbour on January 10th at 7:30 pm. – the first time all six will be together in nearly two decades.
Publishers Weekly called LIGHT FELL "an ambitious debut" that "adroitly sketches the heartfult struggles of a sympathetic cast, and Kirkus deemed it "a sensitive first novel." Booklist noted that it "resonates on many levels, and Library Journal found LIGHT FELL "compelling." Binnie Kirshenbaum wrote that "Evan Fallanberg has written an honest and brave book," and Aryeh Lev Stollman called LIGHT FELL "exquisite, marvelously peopled and extraordinarily moving."
Evan is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in Israel since 1985, where he is a writer, teacher, and translator. He, like his main character, was once married with children, but left his wife after almost nineteen years to move in with another man - one whom he had been in love with for over a decade.
tells the story of a married man in a small religious community in Israel who falls in love with a rabbi and leaves his wife and sons to pursue this new life. Now, twenty years have passed, and though the affair is long over, its effects continue reverberate through all of the Lichts’ lives. As his fiftieth birthday approaches, Joseph prepares to have his five sons to Sabbath dinner in his Tel-Aviv penthouse