The Mirror Man: A Cloning Technothriller


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Mira Books
Publish Date
6.0 X 8.7 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Gilmartin has been a news reporter and editor for several small-town weekly papers and enjoyed a brief but exciting stint as a rock music journalist. A bucket list review just before she turned 50 set her on the path to fiction writing. Also checked off that list: an accidental singing career, attending a Star Trek convention, and getting a hug from David Bowie. She lives in her hometown of Hingham, Massachusetts.


Early Praise for Jane Gilmartin's THE MIRROR MAN

"A cloning story that is both profound and artfully contained. Claustrophobic and disturbingly intimate. Simply brilliant." --Sylvain Neuvel, bestselling author of The Themis Files trilogy

"An incredible debut, fascinating in concept with characters that grip you from the get-go. A timely and touching novel. I'm looking forward to every new book this author pens!" --New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham

"THE MIRROR MAN, by Jane Gilmartin, seems, at first reading, to be a very original and beautifully executed thriller about an ordinary 'corporate guy' who agrees to have himself cloned, and who then allows the clone--who (or which?), thanks to an experimental drug called Meld, has become his twin in every way--to be reinserted into his unsuspecting family as a trial run for a drug that, if certified safe, will revolutionize the medical universe. And, not peripherally, make the corporation--and the dangerous man who owns it--wildly, madly wealthy.
In less sure hands, we would still have a first-rate science-based thriller that cries out to be a film. But Jane Gilmartin has a deeper game to play here, and that is a very subtle and ultimately gripping examination of what it means to be human, and of what stuff is the human soul really made.
As the protagonist watches his clone move through his former life, the very act of observation raises powerful and fascinating questions about who we are, what made us that way, and what, if any, are the chances of redemption for all of us here in this Fallen World. A complex, subtle, intelligent and ultimately illuminating look at life, love, and destiny. Beautifully done, Ms. Gilmartin." --New York Times bestselling author Carsten Stroud

"A remarkable debut...Great concept and brilliantly executed." --John Marrs, international bestselling author of The One

"Part Twilight Zone episode and part medical thriller, The Mirror Man seamlessly weaves together clones and family for a fascinating story about the lies we tell ourselves--and what we might do with second chances. Tense, poignant, and frequently funny, Gilmartin's debut waxes lyrical on the human condition while racing to an unforgettable finish." --Mike Chen, author of A Beginning at the End