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The Returned - Jason Mott
The Returned
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"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."  Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically... show more
"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."  Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep-flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old. All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he's their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human. With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780778315339 (0778315339)
ASIN: 778315339
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
2.0 The Returned by Jason Mott
So, the concept of The Returned is really interesting. It's actually the reason I chose to read this book in the first place. Imagine if the dead came back. Not as zombies, but as living, breathing people. Just the same as the way they were when they died. As the dead come back, what happens to the ...
Lalaboobooks
Lalaboobooks rated it
2.5 Returned Review
A while ago I received an arc of this from goodreads first reads, but didn't really review it. So I thought I would reread it, and review it. The book follows a small town called Arcadia, specifically an older couple(Harold and Lucille Hargrave), as they try to deal with the dead coming back to life...
TsalagiWriter
TsalagiWriter rated it
5.0 The Returned by Jason Mott
What would you do if you had a second chance? What would you do if the person you loved returned from the dead? Harold and Lucille Hargrave find themselves facing these very questions when their son returns. Their son, Jacob, died when he was 8. That was 50 years ago. It's hard, but they accept Ja...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
3.0 The Returned
In The Returned, the dead have come back to life. This isn't a zombie story, nor is it even a horror novel (the dead return as if they had never left, to the point of returning in the same condition and emotional state they were in when they died). The story is more about how folks react to the re...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 The Returned
Harold and Lucille Hargrave are senior citizens now, living their life in quiet, comfortable familiarity. It wasn’t always like that … at one time they were parents of a son. Sadly, on the day they were all celebrating his 8th birthday he wandered off and drowned in the river running through their...
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