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The Last We Fake

Alan Rifkin

An LA novel-in-stories each season, along with selected short fiction from exceptional authors, both new and established, whose works take place at the shifting borders of the American Dream. Each season, host Alan Rifkin presents an original novel in twelve episodes. Separately, the episodes stand alone, but together they comprise a novel-length journey, with a cast of recurring characters.

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Jan 21 2022
2 mins
S1 E17 - Catherine Hein Reads and Discusses THE CELEBRITYS1 E16 - Joe Donnelly Reads and Discusses "Bonus Baby"S1 E15 - Rich Ferguson Reads "The Los Angeles Book of the Dead" and Other WorksS1 E14 - Meg Pokrass Reads and Discusses “Cash Register Tape” and “Her Own Music”S1 E13 - Charlie Haas Reads and Discusses SUNLANDS1 E12 - Double Parking at the St. Germain (reprise)S1 E11 - Museum of ArtS1 E10 - There You Stood on Your Feather, Part IIIS1 E9 - There You Stood on Your Feather, Part IIS1 E8 - There You Stood on Your Feather, Part IS1 E7 - The Drift That Follows Will Be GradualS1 E6 - The ChanteuseS1 E5 - The Hopeful Twin Brother Wolf, Part IIS1 E4 - The Hopeful Twin Brother Wolf, Part IS1 E3 - ZealotsS1 E2 - Paper MoonS1 E1 - Double Parking at the St. GermainSeason 1 Trailer
Season 1, titled “The Drift That Follows Will Be Gradual,” threads together a reporter's cherished past—1980s, Los Angeles—and his mentally ill millennial son’s determination to claim his own season in the sun. Jeffrey Leviton is a fading romantic, twice divorced, with visions of literary grandeur. Beginning in the 1980s, a golden age of magazine journalism and a period of unmatched freedom in Los Angeles, and continuing through the convulsions of the 2010s, Leviton grows through a harrowing crucible of circumstances—romantic chaos, alcoholic recovery, homelessness, and cultural transition—all while attempting to anchor his son Philip’s precarious security. Part father-son drama, part roman a clef of a changing LA, the eight linked stories—bittersweet, sometimes funny, deliciously messy—stumble toward redemption through themes both So Cal and global: the ache of cultural drift, the alienation of the awkward and the uncelebrated in the 21st Century, and the timelessness of young dreams.Debuts February 2022.CREDITS:Host Alan Rifkin's novels, essays and short stories of Los Angeles have been published widely. Find out more about him at www.alanrifkin.com.Intro music is from the song "Slow," performed by Sally Dworsky. Written by Sally Dworsky and Chris Hickey. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms. Podcast art by Ryan Longnecker.Special thanks to Ben Rifkin, Sarah Fleming, Chip Rice, John Gould, Gary Commins, Sheila Finch, and Brandon Cook.Representation:  Chip Rice   c.rice@wordlink.us
Jan 21 2022
2 mins
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