What if you had a twin – who was a better version of you?
When Everett Reyes loses his adoptive mother – the only person who ever believed in him – his bullying stepbrothers find a way to keep Everett’s inheritance. They won’t even let him keep Mom’s cookware, though she’s the reason he became a chef. All he has left is a failing cafe, a rattletrap car, and an ex-wife he can’t stop fighting with. Bereft of family, he hires a private investigator to track down his biological parents. He’s not surprised to learn that they’re dead, but he’s shocked to discover that he has a twin brother, alive and well in Austin, Texas. The similarities between Everett and his brother Evan are amazing. They’re both chefs, they both married aspiring musicians, and they’re both fathers – evidence of their deep twin bond. But the more Everett learns more about his brother, the more he feels like he’s looking at the life he should have had – would have had if they hadn’t been separated. It’s embarrassing how Evan seems to be more successful than Everett in every possible way. His friends tell him to start with a phone call, but Everett decides to drive to Austin and surprise Evan on their shared birthday. After all, what better gift could a man receive than to be reunited with his long-lost twin brother?
Spitting Image is a new novel by Harmony Reed, author of Confidence John and Drink.
Targeted Age Group: adult
Written by: Harmony Reed
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Harmony Reed writes revelatory stories about what it means to live, how we can become more fully human, and how we can shed the lies we’ve been living by and embrace our truth. Her fiction melds the large-scale with the deeply-personal, yielding insight into the human psyche and the world we all must move through. If you enjoy authors like Michael Chabon and Jodi Picoult, movies like Big Fish and Little Miss Sunshine, or shows like Orange is the New Black and This is Us, you’ll love Harmony Reed.
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