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The Incredible Double (PM Fiction)

by Owen Hill

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pitch-perfect & dry as a martini, with a kicker olive of some literary backchat, & a plot really took me somewhere else.

maybe it's 'cos owen is also a poet & also a veteran of berkeley's legendary moe's books, or maybe it's something he puts in his gin, but he had me from page one, & i honestly could not put this one down until the very last period on the final sentence struck like a real bullet in a heart made of glass ...

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a cultural patchwork fit for a fool
in the only country in the world
with a shop called the Drug Store

- Edward Dorn, "Abhorrences"
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this book is for Liz Leger
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Most of the time, Clay Blackburn is your average, bisexual, book scout in Berkeley, but sometimes he?s a would-be private detective?without a license, gun, or even a business card. Despite his questionable qualifications, people still come to him for help, and he inevitably comes across more than his fair share of trouble. Through it all, he?s constantly seeking the fountain of youth, the myth of paradise, the pie in the sky?The Incredible Double. Fighting his way through corporate shills, Berkeley loonies, and CEO thugs, Clay struggles to understand the secret of The Double and discover the true meaning of life. Joined by his three trusty but goofy sidekicks?best friend and lefty soldier of fortune Marvin, ex-FBI agent Bailey Dao, and smarmy but debonair Dino Centro?Clay confronts a host of bizarre characters, including drug casualty turned poet Loose Bruce, conspiracy theorist Larry Sasway, and Grace, the Tallulah Bankhead of Berkeley. Together?and sometimes not so together?they team up to foil Drugstore Wally, the CEO with an evil plan.… (more)

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