Ambitious geneticist Geoffrey Bartell is fighting for his life. His company is under legal and political attack while his marriage crumbles around him. Desperate to recapture his once idyllic life he comes upon the perfect solution by creating a copy of himself, and together they set about picking up the pieces.
But the perfection is short-lived as the two’s priorities begin to diverge. As the jealousies and resentments build, Bartell comes to realize that while living alone was difficult, living as two may be impossible. Things take a dark turn and before long Bartell finds himself at the center of a criminal murder trial in which he now must fight to salvage what life he can.
Grant, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
That should be obvious (ha ha).
Who was your favorite character and why?
Geoffrey/Jeff, because he’s a good guy who has gone astray and gets the opportunity to go back eight years and see how his life turned out. As Jeff (the clone) he’s able to act on the more important things in life.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
I suppose it’s meant to show the importance of the little things in life; those moments that are often taken for granted yet which are the ones you remember most profoundly as you get older.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
Tough question. I think most importantly would be saying that they connected with the characters and were able to see them vividly. Secondarily would be that the story made them think about life in a slightly different way.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“The writing style reminded me slightly of Lee Child and kept my engaged as well as any Child book ever has.”
Where can people learn more about your writing?