"There is something very wonderful about this book; it has a luminous thing that is the best thing in writing or any kind of art." (Tennessee Williams)

Most people in town think 16-year-old Clinton Williams' family is strange. His father, once an outspoken socialist, now searches for answers at the bottom of a glass. His mother has a reputation for scaring children. And his older brother, named Berry-berry, is a traveling vagabond, known by most for his cleft chin, loose morals, and streaks of violence.

Clinton himself is seen as meek, timid, and not quite right, as he spends his days filling notebook after notebook, writing down every conversation he can overhear, word for word. Wishing he could contact his wayward brother, Clinton yearns for a day when he, too, can escape the neighborhood and travel the country.

After following a clue to Berry-berry's whereabouts, Clinton ventures to Coastal Florida hoping to find him, but instead gets a firsthand view of his brother's callous destructiveness that will leave permanent marks on the young man.



Used availability for James Leo Herlihy's All Fall Down

Hardback Editions

December 1961 : UK Hardback
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Title: All Fall Down
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 0-571-04094-2 / 978-0-571-04094-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Fall Down
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 0-7953-5138-0 / 978-0-7953-5138-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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September 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Fall Down (The Primus Library of Contemporary Americana)
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 1-55611-192-4 / 978-1-55611-192-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Donald I. Fine, Inc.
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July 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: All Fall Down
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 0-7221-4510-1 / 978-0-7221-4510-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: All Fall Down: A Novel
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
ISBN: 1-72135-524-3 / 978-1-72135-524-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Fall Down: A Novel
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Fall Down: A Novel
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All Fall Down: A Novel
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All Fall Down
Author(s): James Leo Herlihy
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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