Walter Mosley: Diablerie (UK 2008)
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Ben Dibbuk is married to the beautiful Mona, has a lovely daughter and a well-paid job in NYC -- but he's been locked in this dream for more years than he can say.
But nothing can prepare Ben for his chance meeting with Star, a mysterious woman at a launch for the hip magazine Diablerie -- because Star claims to share a gruesome secret that Ben just can't remember.
Has Star spun a diabolical web of lies, or could it be that something terrible really did happen back in June 1979? Ben's grip on the truth begins to falter, and the line between what really happened and what might have done becomes harder and harder to negotiate...
Walter Mosley, creator of sometime-fixer Easy Rawlins who appeared in classic thrillers such as Devil in a Blue Dress, and recently, the shocking deliciously scandalous Killing Johnny Fry, is one of former US president Bill Clinton's favourite authors.
Walter Mosley: Diablerie. A Novel. Bloomsbury UK, ISBN: 9780747591870 (July, 2008), 180 S., £7.99.
Walter Mosley: Diablerie (USA 2008)
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Ben Dibbuk has a good job, an accomplished wife, a bright college-age daughter, and a patient young mistress. Even as he goes through the motions of everyday life, however, inside he feels nothing. The explanation for this emotional void lies in the years he spent as a blacked-out drunk before pulling his life together -- years in which he knows he committed acts he doesn't remember.
Then a woman from his past turns up at a gala for his wife's new gig at a magazine called Diablerie and makes it clear that she remembers something he doesn't. Their encounter sets wheels in motion that will propel Dibbuk toward new knowledge, and perhaps the chance to feel again. With the same erotic force as Killing Johnny Fry, but grounded in a far darker vision of human nature, Diablerie is a transfixing new novel from one of our most powerful writers.
Walter Mosley: Diablerie. A Novel. Bloomsbury USA, ISBN: 9781596913974 (January, 2008), 192 S., $23.95.