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Summary: At seventeen, David Ã¢œLizardÃ¢Â Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. Sylphide, the worldÃ¢™s greatest ballerina, lives across the pond from their Connecticut home, in a mansion the size of a museum, and it turns out that her rock star husbandÃ¢™s own disasters have intersected with LizardÃ¢™sÃ¢and KateÃ¢™sÃ¢in the most intimate and surprising ways. Over the decades that follow, Lizard and Kate are obsessed with uncovering the motives behind the deaths, returning time and again to their fatherÃ¢™s missing briefcase, his shady business dealings and shaky finances, and to Sylphide, who has threaded her way into LizardÃ¢™s and KateÃ¢™s lives much more deeply than either had ever realized. From the football fields of Princeton to a stint with the NFL, from elaborate dances at the mansion to the seductions lying in wait for Lizard, and ultimately to the upscale restaurant he opens in his hometown, it only takes Lizard a lifetime to piece it all together. A wildly entertaining novel of murder, seduction, and revengeÃ¢rich in incident, in expansiveness of character, and in lavishness of settingÃ¢itÃ¢™s a Gatsby-esque adventure, a larger-than-life quest for answers that reveals how sometimes the greatest mystery lies in knowing oneÃ¢™s own heart.
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Seven feet tall; star quarterback; parents are murdered;.