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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
It was unexpected but still felt real and researched. - Goodreads
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The ending is appropriate. - Goodreads
And this, for what it was, was not a happy ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bryce - Goodreads

A slim noir, that keeps all the genre conventions in place while simultaneously turning them on their head. Josephine is a con artist, petty thief and ex-junkie. She's hired to find a missing girl, by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nafee - Goodreads

read it in 4 hrs - definite page turner. im also partial to novels about new york before Guiliani. Read full review


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

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