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Craig gives an overview of the book:

John Dolan Vincent is a talented young forger with a proclivity for mathematics and drug addiction.  In the face of his impending institutionalization, he continually reinvents himself to escape the legal and mental health authorities and to save himself from a life of incarceration. But running turns out to be costly.  Vincent's clients in the L.A. underworld lose patience, the hospital evaluator may not be fooled by his story, and the only person in as much danger as himself is the woman who knows his real name.
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John Dolan Vincent is a talented young forger with a proclivity for mathematics and drug addiction.  In the face of his impending institutionalization, he continually reinvents himself to escape the legal and mental health authorities and to save himself from a life of incarceration. But running turns out to be costly.  Vincent's clients in the L.A. underworld lose patience, the hospital evaluator may not be fooled by his story, and the only person in as much danger as himself is the woman who knows his real name.

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About Craig

Craig Clevenger was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Southern California. After years of dead-end jobs and publishers’ rejections, he stumbled into the pre-dot.com tech world where he spent the next decade paying his rent on time, eating regularly and not putting pen to...

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Published Reviews

Jan.14.2008

"A dazzling and highly original debut novel which instantly establishes its author as one of the most interesting writers to emerge in years. This book deserves to be massive and I think it will be....

Jan.14.2008

"Immaculately detailed and emotionally explosive: this is rolling, riveting stuff..."