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From the New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids comes a mind-blowing, gender-bending, genre-smashing romp through the entire pantheon of action and noir. It is also a bold, tautly crafted novel about family, being weird, and claiming your place in your own crazy story.
In a dingy office in Fisherman’s Wharf, the glass panel in the door bears the names of A. Kimrean and Z. Kimrean. Private Eyes. Behind the door there is only one desk, one chair, one scrawny androgynous P.I. in a tank top and skimpy waistcoat. A.Z., as they are collectively known, are twin brother and sister. He’s pure misanthropic logic, she’s wild hedonistic creativity. The Kimreans have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero…which is tricky because they, very literally, share one single body. That’s right. One body, two pilots. The mystery and absurdity of how Kimrean functions, and how they subvert every plotline, twist, explosion, and gunshot–and confuse every cop, neckless thug, cartel boss, ninja, and femme fatale–in the book is pure Cantero magic.
Someone is murdering the sons of the ruthless drug cartel boss known as the Lyon in the biggest baddest town in California–San Carnal. The notorious A.Z. Kimrean must go to the sin-soaked, palm-tree-lined streets of San Carnal, infiltrate the Lyon’s inner circle, and find out who is targeting his heirs, and while they are at it, rescue an undercover cop in too deep, deal with a plucky young stowaway, and stop a major gang war from engulfing California. They’ll face every plot device and break every rule Elmore Leonard wrote before they can crack the case, if they don’t kill each other (themselves) first.
This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us is a brilliantly subversive and comic thriller celebrating noir detectives, Die Hard, Fast & Furious, and the worst case of sibling rivalry, that can only come from the mind of Edgar Cantero.
Following the success of his New York Times bestselling book Meddling Kids, Edgar Cantero has once again crafted a brilliant thriller rife with dark humor and supernatural surprises with THIS BODY’S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US (Doubleday; July 31, 2018; $25.95). A wacky, raucous ride through drug-riddled San Carnal, California, this book is an homage to noir detective tales, with an irreverent Cantero twist.
Twins and private investigators Adrian and Zooey Kimrean are polar opposites – Adrian is cold and calculating, Zooey is impulsive and uninhibited. They would make the perfect detective team if it weren’t for one thing: they share a body. Constantly fighting to have their personalities surface and take control of the shared body, Adrian and Zooey are a decidedly imperfect pair who must somehow infiltrate the seamy underworld of a drug cartel, fight off neckless thugs and deal with femme fatales – all without killing each other.
Defying all conventions and genres, THIS BODY’S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US is an adrenaline-packed novel with unexpected heart (and also ninjas).
Edgar Cantero is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona working in Catalan, Spanish and English. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids and The Supernatural Enhancements.