2019 Booklist Editor’s Choice

Fall Back Down When I Die is a 2019 Booklist Editor’s Choice for adult fiction, right alongside Colson Whitehead, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Salman Rushdie. Here’s what Booklist had to say:

In his unforgettable first novel, Wilkins writes of hardscrabble life on the northern Great Plains, creating characters with rich if troubled interior lives who are haunted by absent fathers.