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Last year i got hooked on an Irish writer named Tana French. Reading her second book, "The Likeness," I found myself struggling - just a little - with its major plot point. That there could be two people who so closely resembled each other that one could step into the other's identity and fool the people who knew her best.
But maybe it's not that big a stretch. And it's certainly not all that new or uncommon in literature, as you'll hear later in the show today.
But even in our own lives, it's not that uncommon to hear about one's own double or to meet the double of someone else one knows.
And I'm not talking about strong resemblances.
I'm talking about those shocking moments in which Person A looks so much like Person B that it creates genuine and often spooky confusion in other people. The fact that it happens will raise some pressing questions on today's show.