Jason Mott's debut novel, The Returned, is speculative fiction that asks the question: "What if the dead came back to life?" Taking place in the present, the book revolves around a miraculous, ongoing occurrence: people who have died are suddenly re-appearing around the world, coming back exactly as they were just before they perished. There seems to be no logic as to which of the deceased rematerialize; some of the Returned (as they're referred to by those who haven't died) have been gone a few years, others many decades; some had families and were loved, others no longer have family or friends to go back to.
The concept is fascinating and the possibilities for development are enormous. Mott displays a keen knowledge of human behavior and deftly illustrates the various ways individuals, groups and governments would likely react in the face of this new reality. I found some of the ...
The Returned is the basis for the television show Resurrection, starring Omar Epps.
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