By Duane Swierczynski
During this local, make a unsuitable turn...
... and you're history.
Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked right into a rent-free apartment—his ill grandfather's position. the one challenge: it's in a awful neighborhood—the one the place Mickey grew up, actually. the single he was once so desirous to escape.
But now he's again. lifeless broke. And simply while he thinks he's reached all-time low, Mickey wakes up some time past. Literally.
At first he thinks it's a dream. the entire shops he remembered from his adolescence, the autos, the rumble of the increased teach. yet as he digs deeper into the earlier, looking for solutions concerning the grandfather he not often understands, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old child who lives within the residence below.
The child who will develop as much as sometime homicide Mickey's father
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