What would you do if there were three of you?

That’s the question at the heart of Beside Myself, a novel about the decisions that you didn’t make, the lives that you didn’t lead.

Beside Myself presents a world where the author comes into contact with—and eventually meets—three different versions of himself: they are all Jeff Gomez, but each one is different based on choices made at a critical juncture. One is married, one is single, and one has a family. As they each gradually discover the other, their various lives begin to overlap and, ultimately, become intertwined in ways they never thought possible. The three Jeffs also discover a shadowy underground society of people trapped in similar circumstances, along with a mysterious ringleader named Luther Blissett who seems to have all the answers. This is not an isolated incident.

Beside Myself debuted as an interactive novel for the iPad back in 2012. The choices below mimic some of the functionality of the app (which is no longer available). You can also download a PDF of the novel, or else buy a print version from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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