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Someone Should Pay for Your Pain
Someone Should Pay for Your Pain

Someone Should Pay for Your Pain

12+

FICTION

248 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.00 (US $17.00) (CA $23.00)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781948721134

Rights: US & CA

Gibson House Press (Apr 2021)

eBook

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Overview

Follow singer-songwriter Rudy Pauver, his conflicted relationship with a successful former protege, and a young niece who wants to travel with him and whose surprise appearance forces a reckoning with himself and his past

Someone Should Pay for Your Pain by Franz Nicolay follows singer-songwriter Rudy Pauver, his conflicted relationship with a successful former protégé, and a young niece who wants to travel with him and whose surprise appearance forces a reckoning with himself and his past. In the doldrums of a career as a cult figure, singer-songwriter Rudy has been overshadowed by Ryan Orland, to the point where Rudy is now identified as an imitator of the younger man. Ryan is generous and supportive of Rudy, but Rudy finds it hard to be grateful. Forced to confront the limitations of his own talent and ambition, his resentment triggers a confrontation that ends in their estrangement. When Rudy's niece, a teenage runaway who admires the freedom of his lifestyle, turns up asking to join him on the road, he has to come to terms with the nature of his obligation to family and accountability for his past. Someone Should Pay for Your Pain is an exploration of the nature of creativity and popular success; artistic and ethical influence; the pathos of the middle-aged artist; changing standards of sexual morality; and guilt and penance in a post-religious society.

Reviews

Praise for The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: "A pleasing romp: punk in attitude but literary in execution and a fine work of armchair travel for those unwilling to strap on an accordion on the streets of Rostov for themselves." —Kirkus Reviews 

Author Biography

Franz Nicolay is a musician and writer living in California's East Bay. His first book, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar, was named a "Season's Best Travel Book" by The New York Times.