Richard Cochrane is a successful Broadway actor. This is the life he chose. But somehow it has gone sour, and he longs for what he might have had.
Somewhere there is a Rick Cochrane who did not leave his hometown to pursue stardom. He married his childhood sweetheart, settled down to raise a family. But he is on the verge of madness, consumed by a deeply hidden rage.
Both are suffering from the wounds of decisions that cannot be unmade.
Or can they????
As with the other two books by Alan Brennert I've read, I loved this book. With the first chapter, the weirdness begins, and you are hooked. Richard/Rick are the same person who at some point took diverse paths in life, neither one knowing of the existance of the other's life. Each begins to long for the choice he didn't make, and through some quirk of "time and chance", they are able to trade places and experience the other life. Each is challenged to maintain the charade by getting to know the other's job, friends, habits. Each learns through their experiences that the grass is not always greener on the other side... How they personally change and affect the lives of those around them in their respective lives is great reading. Highly recommend this fascinating story! D.