New York publishers are involved in a bidding war for the rights to a secret novel Michael Jackson wrote.
It is not known when the King of Pop put pen to paper and wrote the fictional account of a rock star's struggles with money and fame at the height of his success.
A source tells the untitled book mirrors Jackson's own rise to superstardom and self-imposed seclusion.
Insiders claim the late star conceptualised the plot and characters - and then worked with a collaborator on the story and accompanying illustrations.