NOAH HAWLEY - Before The Fall


Sunday, August 21 at 2pm

Author & Screenwriter
speaking & signing
Before The Fall









A plane departing Martha's Vineyard suddenly plunges into the ocean and only two passengers survive the crash: Scott Burroughs — a down on his luck painter — and a four-year-old boy. It's not long before a mysterious conspiracy bubbles to the surface as the chapters of Before the Fall weave between the lives of the other affluent passengers. Join us this afternoon as award-winning screenwriter and author Noah Hawley speaks and signs copies of his riveting, new novel.


From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show "Fargo" comes "the" thriller of the year.

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. 

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.

Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.  


Noah Hawley is an author, screenwriter, and producer. He conceived and ran two network television shows and has written one feature film. Before creating his own shows, he was a writer and producer for Bones on Fox. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and daughter. 

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Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Before the Fall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455561780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 31st, 2016

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