"Cantero has written the funniest private investigator this side of Peter Sellers. How can you not love the warring siblings, opposites in a single body, as they outwit everyone they meet? You will. You will love them." - Josh Malerman
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.
Edgar Cantero (Barcelona, 1981) is a New York Times-bestselling writer and cartoonist working in three languages. In Catalan, he was the promising author behind the award-winning debut novel "Dormir amb Winona Ryder" (Sleeping with Winona Ryder, 2007) before he lost the respect of the local book scene with his punk dystopian thriller "Vallvi" (2011). In Spanish, he is a long-time contributor to the often-trialed satirical magazine El Jueves. In English he is the author of the gothic mystery "The Supernatural Enhancements" (2014), the horror adventure "Meddling Kids" (2017), and the noir comedy "This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us" (2018).
His work, ranging from short stories to screenplays, often features badass female characters, colorful violence, dramatic weather, haunted houses, and ill-timed jokes. He lives in Brooklyn.