Aaron Frale—Atmospheric Pressure

About the Book: 

The air outside is unbreathable. Olson lives in a city that has been sealed from the damaged atmosphere. He's an Eleven Year and close to citizenship. As one of the trackless, he doesn't have a place in society. His life seems like it was predestined for failure, and there is nothing he can do about it.

His life is upended when one of the few adults who cares about him commits suicide under mysterious circumstances. While investigating, Olson meets a girl named Natalie snooping around his school. He soon learns that one of her friends died under similarly mysterious circumstances. Together, they start looking for answers, and end up discovering the city's darkest secrets.

About the Author: 

Aaron Frale's first novel is called Playlist of the Ancient Dead. Atmospheric Pressure is his second novel. He received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. He also sings and plays guitar for the prog/metal band Spiral, which has released over 10 albums. He lives with his wife Felicia, two cats, and a small dog who thinks he's a large dog in Columbia Heights, MN.