USA 2007, 426 pp., hardbound, € 19.20Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
In his new novel, master satirist Rodi reveals it's not so easy to walk in someone else's shoes. All work and no play have made Jack Ackerly a dull boy. It's also made him very rich. Now, at age 53, he regrets devoting his youth to capitalism over hedonism. Alas he can't turn back time. But according to a self-styled »fusion witch« named Francesca, he can trade places with a willing participant. He just has to find a hot young stud ready to make the switch. Enter Corey Szaslo, 26, a jaded party boy whose life of sex, drugs, and barhopping has left him with no education, no career, no assets, and no prospects. Jumping into the skin of a retired milionaire seems a fair way out of this predicament, even if it means doubling his age and adding five inches to his waistline. As Corey, Jack prowls the gay meat market every night, racking up a string of conquests, while Corey, as Jack, is busy socialising, globe-trotting, and pushing his new middle-aged pecs at the gym. But their successfully swapped lives soon begin to come apart at the seams.