Patrick Rooney's debut novel is an explosive coming of age story for the Millennial generation, those who watched Saddam fall and New Orleans drown when they weren't old enough to drive, but not too young to think. Sixteen-year old Joe King struggles to maintain his first sexual relationship, but is driven to question injustices in his personal life and the increasingly violent world outside.
Trust Fall is both a heartfelt story of first love and a philosophical search for identity, set in the heart of the California Central Valley. The rural beauty cannot blunt the sheer weirdness of high school life, a labyrinth of social politics, sneaky sex, church youth groups and marching bands that Joe must navigate. Hilarious, intelligent, and ultimately deeply moving, Trust Fall is a tribute to love, free thinkers, and music-and all the sorrows that accompany them.