About the Title

    • Everything he believed about his life was a lie. A kindly lie, but a crushing one. So when Jeff Rass discovers his family wants to kill him, he hardens up fast.


      1. As American English has it, Fall means Autumn. And then Curve becomes the very human desire some people have in the autumn of their lives to fend off their inevitable end, and with varying degrees of desperation. Great thrashing and denial can follow.
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      2. But Fall also describes what befell hapless Adam and Eve, the “Fall of Man” as Genesis puts it, where Curve then is a variation to that tragic arrangement.
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    When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain

    (including specifically of childbirth) and eventual death.

    • This is our God-given desserts, the bible seems to say. But for the first time, in our modern age, we can see beyond the exile it sets out for us, and we now brandish our shiny tools and instruments at the sky.

  • “All I ask is the possibility of love!”
    Frankenstein

    Fall Curve
    “Granted.”
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    fall, v. /fɔːl/

    fair fall, foul fall:

    fall what can,
    fall what will…

    curve, n. : /kɜːv/

    bent, curved, crooked