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From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel
comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some
people will go to rewrite their past.
Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest
book-a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last
chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her
personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that
befell her family years ago.
On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a
news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo,
has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven't spoken in
years-an estrangement stemming from that tragic day-she drops
everything to go to him.
The "last chapters" of Octavia's novel are layered throughout
The Nobodies Album-the scattered puzzle pieces to
her and Milo's dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to
murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened
all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal,
Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close.
Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human
psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant
mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that
one can never truly know another person.