Diogo Mainardi’s moving and eloquent celebration of his son Tito, who has cerebral palsy, is an October Indie Next pick! Praised by David Mitchell as “wise and kind and moving,” The Fall is a memoir like no other. Kirsten Jennings, of Bookbug in Kalamazoo, MI says:

“Prose poetry without pretension, parenting heartbreak and redemption, history, psychology, physiology, art, architecture—there is so much to love in Mainardi’s deceptively sparse memoir. Share The Fall with the parents in your life, absolutely, but also with any human being who enjoys an honest story.”

Here is what more booksellers are saying about The Fall:

“[A]n astonishing portrait of a parent’s love. This is a tell-everyone-you-know-to-read-it book.”—Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books (San Francisco, CA)

“[A] breathtaking and heartbreaking collage. … I have not read a book that has moved me and surprised me this much in years.” —Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA)

“This is a potent prayer from a father to a son, from a father to his new god, this firstborn son with cerebral palsy. It is a gorgeous love letter, comforting and dismaying as any psalm.” —Veronica Brooks-Sigler, Octavia Books (New Orleans, LA)

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