Hi everyone. My protagonist in my novel is a young man who learns that his father isn't his real father. He is based on a lad I know who learnt as a child that he was adopted and acted very strangely from there on. He (real life character) was terrified of being alone, would like to hang out with a big group even if he was the butt of the jokes. As we got older he started making up a lot of tall tales pretending he met celebrities, detailing elaborately entertaining stories that never happened. He was living in a dreamworld where he was the star of it and I am sure he was able to convince himself that many of these things actually happened. He is 23 now and stocks up vending machines for a living. However when he isn't doing that he wears a pin striped suit, smokes cigars and tells strangers in bars that he is a physio or a young lawyer or a sports agent. Basically he has inspired my novel. He isn't going to talk to me about how he felt learning this wasn't his real family etc but it is important for me to know for the book. Are there any books you could recommend that would deal with somebody who doesn't know who they are and need to try find themselves, all the while convincing themselves they are something they are not. I've read up on the Parker-Hulme Heavenly Creatures girls but this is my main character and I want him to be convincing and believable. Thanks for all your help.