Rights Available! Siblings Plot a Family Murder in New Darkly Comic Novel

David Samuel Levinson's Pushcart Prize nominee 'Tell Me How This Ends Well,' along with Ariel Leve's 'The All-True, Unbelievable, Death-Defying Tale of the World's Greatest Paraplegic Surfer,' are both ripe for optioning.
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Tell Me How This Ends Well (Hogarth, April) by David Samuel Levinson
Agency: Gotham Group

The Pushcart Prize nominee's darkly comic novel, set in a 2022 rife with anti-Semitism and terror, finds the adult Jacobson children plotting to murder their abusive father over Passover Seder in L.A. A recent signing at West Hollywood's Book Soup was SRO.

"The All-True, Unbelievable, Death-Defying Tale of the World's Greatest Paraplegic Surfer" (Men's Journal, May) by Ariel Leve  
Agencies: ICM, Rob Weisbach

Paralyzed in a 1998 carjacking, Bruno Hansen, the World Adaptive Surfing champ, survived the 2004 tsunami in a boat off Thailand.

This story first appeared in the April 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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