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At the bottom of everything: A Novel

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A stunning novel offriendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived.

It's been ten years since the "incident," and Adam has long since decided he's better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonely nights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he has some more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email from Thomas's mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his old friend's world, and into the past he's tried so desperately to forget. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick unspools a tale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing and reaching for redemption--a tale of near hallucinatory power.

This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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A stunning novel offriendship, guilt, and madness: two friends, torn apart by a terrible secret, and the dark adventure that neither of them could have ever conceived.

It's been ten years since the "incident," and Adam has long since decided he's better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonely nights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he has some more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email from Thomas's mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his old friend's world, and into the past he's tried so desperately to forget. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick unspools a tale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing and reaching for redemption--a tale of near hallucinatory power.

This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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subject_facetBoys -- Fiction
Forgiveness -- Fiction
Male friendship -- Fiction
title_displayAt the bottom of everything
title_fullAt the Bottom of Everything A Novel
At the bottom of everything / Ben Dolnick
title_shortAt the bottom of everything
title_subA Novel
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Fiction
Forgiveness
Literature
Male friendship