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Veteran novelist Gomez (Our Noise, 1995; Geniuses of Crack, 1997; etc) makes his iPad fiction debut with a canny study of split personalities, family and roads not taken.

Smart book apps blend immersion and interruption, breaking up linear narrative but emphasizing interactivity. Gomez’s clever novel does both well. Its three narrators are all named Jeff Gomez, but each is at a different station in early middle age: One lives in Hoboken, with a marriage on the rocks; a second is happily married in nearby Montclair and raising a son; and a third is recently divorced and starting over in Manhattan.