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