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Philip Brunst

Fall Into the Future

Leigh Stein’s debut novel The Fallback Plan plumbs the Weltschmerz of lost innocence with a splendid mix of seriousness, imagination, and deadpan humor. In the present-day world of quick answers—“What will your life be like in 20 years? Click here to take the quiz and find out!”­ as one of the chapter titles reads—Stein’s narrator reckons with her irreclaimable childhood.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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