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Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes she is destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job as the assistant to novelist Maud Dixon, it appears the universe is providing Florence's big chance. Maud Dixon (whose real name is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom. Florence falls under Helen's spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco. Florence's life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own. But when she wakes up in the hospital after a car accident with no sign of Helen, she's tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen's shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life?