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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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Gran's third novel, as original and compelling as her first two (Saturn's Return to New York, 2001, etc.), is of an ex-junkie grifter, now hired to find a missing college girl in 1950 Manhattan ... Read full review


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In her third novel, Gran (Come Closer; Saturn's Return to New York) takes us into the grim and seedy life of an addict, where nothing and no one is taken for granted. In 1950s New York City, Josephine ... 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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