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Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

A Novel

FICTION

224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: July 2020

ISBN 9780825309335

Rights: WOR

Beaufort Books (Jul 2020)

eBook

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Overview

A journey that reveals not just the origin of a father's love and self-discovery, but also a potential windfall of cash

Michael Quinn is not well equipped for his odyssey through New England's dangerous underworld. In fact, he isn't well equipped for much. Michael's only goal was to become an editorial writer at the Portland Daily, a milestone he achieved just as the paper was picking up momentum toward irrelevance. Middle-aged, romantically unattached, distant from his only child, and in search of love through the missed connections classifieds, Michael thinks these are his only problems. Returning to Boston after his father dies unexpectedly, Michael's journey home forces him into conflict with unresolved family issues, denial, and the revelation that his father had ties to organized crime. Michael inherits some unfinished family business that places him as the unwitting linchpin in a major criminal conspiracy. His journey brings danger and betrayal, but also self-discovery and the possibility of a windfall of cash.

Reviews

"In Michael Quinn, the narrator of Hidden Falls, Kevin Myers has created a deeply sympathetic character, flawed but self-aware. You can't help but root for Quinn as he tries to reconcile the past he thought he knew with his family's secret history, and you stick with him as he wades in deeper and deeper. Most of us have navigated passages like this (in less dramatic fashion), discovering new chapters in familiar stories. Myers deftly, vividly explores that strange emotional terrain, where the intimately familiar is suddenly shot through with unexpected revelation. "  —Jenna Russell, Co-author, Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery and the Epic Hunt for Justice.

"Hidden Falls is as if Dennis Lehane wrote the 40-Year Old Virgin. It's intelligent, charming and the perfect combination of thrilling and funny. It's a must read!" —Judd Apatow, writer and director of The 40-Year Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, and Funny People. Author of Sick in the Head, and It's Gary Shandling's Book.

"Hidden Falls is many books in one--replete with humor, it's also a thriller, a love story (or two!), a series of mysteries, a deep reflection on the relationship between father and sons, and a demonstration of how the past haunts the present. Kevin Myers manages, through the affable voice of his narrator, Michael Quinn, to synthesize this complex, many-dimensional world in a compelling, deeply human fashion. Read it!" —Peter Rock, author of My Abandonment (now the film Leave No Trace) and The Night Swimmers. 

Author Biography

Kevin T. Myers is a former stand-up comedian and comedy writer. He has appeared on the Comedy Channel and was featured on 20/20. His jokes have been told at colleges, clubs, on the Tonight Show, and on Broadway. His essay "The Power of Compassion" aired nationally on NPR's "This I Believe" series. He has worked as a journalist and editor in newsrooms from New Hampshire to Alaska, where he ran the Capital City Weekly. He has worked in higher education as a speechwriter, a spokesperson, and a media, government, and public relations liaison. He lives in Portland, Oregon.