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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006 - Fiction - 243 pages
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A raw, explosive, genre-bending tour de force destined for comparison with Kate Atkinson's Case Histories and Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.

Josephine Flannigan should be dead by now. From an overdose, or a cop's bullet, or run down in some back alley. But after a childhood in Hell's Kitchen and a lifetime on drugs, by 1950 she's finally cleaned up her act and gotten out of trouble-or so she thinks.

Things start to look up for Josephine when a suburban couple offers her $1000 to help find their daughter, a Barnard student who's disappeared into the dark subculture of heroin addiction. But nothing is as simple as it seems. Joe's journey back into a world she thought she'd left behind becomes more vertiginous at every turn-a harrowing descent into deceit and manipulation that makes it impossible to distinguish friend from foe, and leads her to a choice that will haunt her to the end of her days.

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The twist ending is well crafted. - Goodreads
Two, the plot twists. - Goodreads
And definitely an ending I didn't see coming. - Goodreads
And I hate untidy endings. - Goodreads
I found the ending disappointing, ambiguous. - Goodreads
And this, for what it was, was not a happy ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Original 2011 review Sara Gran, where have you been all my life? Or more specifically, the last two weeks, when I couldn't find anything to read that inspired more than a 'meh'? This book is superb ... Read full review

Review: Dope

User Review  - Edwin Battistella - Goodreads

Dope bring us Josephine “Joe” Flannigan, a grafter pickpocket and ex-drug addicted prostitute. She's called on by a couple to find their daughter who's hooked on heroin and hsd disappesred after being ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Sara Gran is the author of the acclaimed novel Come Closer, which has been translated into nine languages.

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