This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us: A Novel

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An undercover cop is trapped after the murder of a crimelord’s son, and his only hope to avert blood in the streets? The unusual private eye A.Z. Kimrean, who happens to be two siblings, Adrian and Zooey, inside the same body. Can the cold, analytical Adrian and the carefree, impulsive Zooey work together to stop gang warfare from tearing the city apart? Depends on who is charge of the legs at any given time, really….

This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us is a really peculiar idea for a detective novel, but that’s what makes it brilliant. The characters are as savvy to genre tropes as the reader, and the author uses that to maximum comedic effect.

The novel is as madcap and funny as you might think, but it deserves major points for also being much darker and more heartfelt. It puts sibling rivalry under the ultimate microscope, and whether you like or dislike Zooey or Adrian, you understand why both of them feel the way they do. The hard emotional moments feel earned, and the silliness of the concept allows for lightheartedness without in any way undermining the serious parts.

Like A.Z. Kimrean themselves, this novel is far, far more than meets the eye.

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Author Edgar Cantero
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Doubleday
Publish Date 2018-Jul-31
ISBN 9780385543965
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Issue January 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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