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Not a Single Day
"Have you never longed for a brother, a twin? Someone who would understand you completely… you could just be together, without all the pointless palaver."
Paul is anything but pleased when his clingy twin brother Paco, a mediocre soap actor, turns up in town for filming. They were born Siamese twins, but Paco never came to terms with their separation, and Paul has had to move several times to keep his brother at arm's length. Now Paco bursts into his life with a vengeance once again. He ends up staying the night at his brother's after they've been out on a drinking session together, and after that, Paul simply can't shake him off. Unfortunately, Paul's girlfriend Jenny is delighted with Paco and his culinary skills.
And then, to Paul's mounting panic, Paco makes it onto a TV reality show where the winner gets to have cosmetic surgery for free - just what kind is decided by the audience. Paco sees the show as a great boost for his career, whereas Paul is disgusted by his craving for publicity. But Paul, too, has his dark side, and it will come to light…
Linda Stift's novel on the obsessive desire for closeness - written in her own distinctive style - is as riveting as any thriller.