Adam Rapp's 'Know Your Beholder' takes life's pain with humor

March 11, 2015 3:40 PM

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Adam Rapp's "Know Your Beholder" begins with a January snowstorm in the Illinois town where it unfolds; that weather matches the mood of first-person narrator Francis Falbo, 36. Francis describes the snowy landscape as a "purgatorial silent movie," which isn't a bad description of his life.

The once promising indie band for which Francis had been rhythm guitarist is now history, following an ugly breakup.

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