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

Someone Should Pay for Your Pain



208 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)


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Someone Should Pay for Your Pain by Franz Nicolay is about Rudy Pauver, a singer-songwriter in the doldrums of a career as a cult figure. He has been overshadowed by his former protegee Ryan Orland, to the point where Rudy is now identified as an imitator of the younger man. Although Ryan remains generous and supportive of Rudy, Rudy finds it hard to be grateful. Forced to confront the limitations of his own talent and ambition, his resentment triggers a drug-fueled sexual confrontation that ends in their estrangement. When his 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.

Author Biography

Franz Nicolay is a writer and musician best known for playing the accordion and piano in The World/Inferno Friendship Society and keyboards in The Hold Steady; he was once named #1 of the top ten accordionists in punk rock. He is also the author of the travel book The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar (a New York Times “Season’s Best Travel Books” pick) and is a lecturer in writing about music at UC Berkeley.