'The Dismantling': A Conversation With Brian DeLeeuw
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
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Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter. After graduating from Princeton, he received his MFA from The New School. His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel is The Dismantling.
In The Dismantling, Simon Worth, a medical school dropout, is a young man whose troubled past is filled with regret and guilt. He's now involved in the black market brokering of human organs and is tasked with finding a match for a depressed ex-NFL player with a serious drinking problem. He thinks he's found the perfect donor in Maria Campos, a damaged young woman with terrible secrets. When things go wrong, the novel moves at propulsive speed. This novel is about moral ambiguity, guilt, redemption and revenge.
One of the reasons I enjoyed The Dismantling was its distinctive literary style. "The next evening Simon waited in the fluorescent bowels of Penn Station..." is an example of the quality of your image
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