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The Returned

by Jason Mott

The Returned
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2013, 400 pages
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    Mar 2014, 400 pages

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How would we react if the dead come back to life? This interesting premise is explored searchingly in The Returned

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 ...

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The Returned is the basis for the television show Resurrection, starring Omar Epps.

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