Who hasn't wanted to become 'someone else'? The person you've always wanted to be...the person who hadn't given up half way to your dreams and desires? One evening at a bar two men who have just met at their tennis club in Paris conclude that it is time to change their lives and decide to meet again in three years time to see whose transformation is the more radical. Thierry is a picture framer with a steady clientele, but he has always wanted to be a private investigator. Nicolas is a shy teetotal executive trying not to fall off the corporate ladder. But becoming another is not without risk; at the very least the risk of finding yourself. A helter-skelter tale of humour and suspense.
After being, in turn, a museum night-watchman, a train guard on the Paris-Rome line and a professional parasite on the Paris cocktail circuit, Benacquista is now a highly successful author of fiction and film scripts. In 2004 Bitter Lemon Press introduced him to English speaking readers with the critically acclaimed novel Holy Smoke. Adriana Hunter's work has included Catherine Millet's The Sexual Life of Catherine M. and Holy Smoke, Benacquista's debut novel in English.