Man in the Corner
If you let decisions happen to you, rather than making decisions, what will happen to you? Can you become someone else without the world noticing? When David's wife confesses that she used to be a prostitute, the revelation doesn't disturb him, he considers it simply an error of youth. But the following night David collapses from a rare brain disease and within a few months his world is turned upside down. It was a perfectly acceptable life u successful business, happy marriage, two children - why then has David embroiled himself in an identity-theft crime worth millions of dollars? Why is he taking instructions from the oddly eloquent, handsome criminal, Ben Strbic? David can't quite understand the run of events that has led him here, only that he must continue riding it to the very end. As the days and months progress, a scam that was meant to be straightforward becomes a perilous mystery unfolding in David's very own life. This remarkable debut announces Nathan Besser as a major Australian talent.
Nathan Besser lives in Sydney with his wife and three children. His short stories have 3 times appeared in The Best Australian Stories and have been broadcast nationally on the ABC. Man in the Corner is his first novel. Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg have optioned rights to the screenplay.