The Nobodies Album
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... show more
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...
Publish date: June 15th 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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After reading the book, "The Nobodies Album", I instantly fell in love with Carolyn Parkhurst's writing and wanted to read all of her other books. The Nobodies Album is a wonderful book about a bestselling novelist Octavia Frost. She has just finished her latest book, a novel in which she has rew...
I began reading the book & became very excited. The plot is about an author revisiting her previous books & re-writing their endings. I, stupidly, flipped through the pages looking for an alternate ending to Dogs of Babel. Um ... it's fiction, it's not about Carolyn Parkhurst. After that, it wasn...
A complex "story-within-a-story" structure (brilliantly handled, never confusing), a bestselling novelist mother and a rock star son accused of murdering his girlfriend--does it get any better? Plus, Octavia Frost is the mother of all mothers. And I mean that as a compliment.