by Walter Mosley - £7.99 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2008)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780747591870 | ISBN 10: 0747591873
Who doesn't wonder about how different their life might have been? Who doesn't dream of a more interesting, more dangerous past they could have had?
Ben Dibbuk is married to the beautiful Mona, has a lovely daughter and a well-paid job in NYC - but he's been locked in this dream for more years than he can say. But nothing can prepare Ben for his chance meeting with Star, a mysterious woman at a launch for the hip magazine Diablerie - because Star claims to share a gruesome secret that Ben just can't remember.
Has Star spun a diabolical web of lies, or could it be that something terrible really did happen back in June 1979? Ben's grip on the truth begins to falter, and the line between what really happened and what might have done becomes harder and harder to negotiate in this slippery tale of dark secrets and silent desires.
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