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
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
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 have not spoken years
— in 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 all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the
novel builds to a stunning conclusion, Octavia must consider how this
story will end.
Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche,
Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about
a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never
truly know another person.
A reading group guide
for The Nobodies Album is available from the Doubleday web site.