|ISBN-10: 0778315339 ISBN-13: 9780778315339 Published: Harlequin MIRA, 08/27/2013 Pages: 352 Language: English|
The Returned's plot revolves around a very sci-fi premise: what would happen if our departed loved ones started returning to life? This begins to happen all over the world, eventually returning Harold and Lucille Hargrave's (our protagonists) long-dead son to their family. Naturally, this causes its fair share of problems-- over-population, prejudice, etc.-- but Mott is less concerned with the sociological implications of his sci-fi scenario than the emotional ones. The Returned is, at its heart, a meditation on grief, but it's not without sprinklings of humor, Southern charm, and even a few action sequences. If you would like to see for yourself how Mott took on such a difficult topic, I'll see you at Flyleaf 7:00 tomorrow.