The Remigrants

The Remigrants

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by Joseph E. Wright
     
 

A telephone call. There’s been car accident. Your husband is dead
In the middle of the night the doorbell rings. Standing on the front porch is your husband. He explains he had managed to extricate himself from the car, then hitch a ride.
The next few days you discover he has changed. He is cold, not only in his affections towards you, but physically.

Overview

A telephone call. There’s been car accident. Your husband is dead
In the middle of the night the doorbell rings. Standing on the front porch is your husband. He explains he had managed to extricate himself from the car, then hitch a ride.
The next few days you discover he has changed. He is cold, not only in his affections towards you, but physically. He neither sleeps nor eats, and is often unaware of your presence. Then, your best friend introduces you to a man who has spent his whole career in the study of The Remigrants. This stranger tries to convince you that your husband died and has managed to return.
Your husband drops his bombshell. He is returning to a far off land he visited briefly, and HE WANTS YOU TO GO THERE WITH HIM. At first you watch, then find yourself a principal player in this nightmare.
Alice and Nicholas Keene, an ordinary couple, living a quiet, comfortable existence; Lydia Keene, Nicholas' mother, flamboyant, a bit raucous, fond of both of them; Philip Rosen, M.D., their closest friend; Gus Sharples, who has devoted all his adult life to the study of The Remigrants. These people are thrown together in the unbelievable events following Nicholas' accident. You'll be swept up into their lives, curious to discover if what happened to them could ever happen to you or to someone you love; wondering how much truth and how much fantasy are in their story.
The ending may leave you believing the dead can and do come back. And praying they won't.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011448485
Publisher:
Joseph E. Wright
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,258,057
File size:
253 KB

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Meet the Author

Joseph E. Wright was born and educated in New England. He grew up addicted to the British cozies of Christie and Sayres and the American counterparts of Queen and Stout. He was a fan of the films noir of Hammett and Chandler. His first published novel, MEMORANDUM OF A MURDER (Manor Books) confirmed his determination to become a writer. A short story of his appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. While trying to write, Joe earned his living as editor for a couple of monthly magazines. In one period of his life, he lived in a gloomy, rambling, nineteenth century rectory in downtown Philadelphia. The dark paneled walls, the wide staircase, the sounds in the night, the people who warndered in and out, inspired his TALES FROM THE WRECKTORY. Joe has published a trilogy of cozies recounting the amateur sleuthing of Pat Montgomary and Phillis Toner. The first book, THE BODIES OUT BACK, starts this pair off on their new career as detectives when they discover the body of Pat’s next-door neighbor. In their second, they rush off to the seashore when they get a call for help from one of Pat’s early school teachers, hoping to prevent a crime in MURDER IN MARIS COVE. When an elderly cleric tell them of the strange happenings in the middle of the night in an old rectory in downtown Philadelphia, they are faced with catching someone who commits murder in a church in AISLE OF THE DEAD. His most recent novel, GERALDINE HOUGH'S VERY FIRST MURDER, introduces a middle-aged female sleuth who readily admits she is a hopeless snoop and has finally gotten her p.i. license. Gerry is not above stretching the truth when the end she has in mind requires it.

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The Remigrants 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was interesting and a different story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a story that I had to read through as quickly as I could to see the final outcome.....thanks for the free entertainment...I would recommend this to folks who want a bit of neo realism in their scifi.
iceman42dave More than 1 year ago
Warning to all Nook users: the formatting for this book has the line spacing so cramped that the ascending letters from one line run into and overlap the descending letters from the line above. This essentially renders this book unreadable.
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But wait till you figure out whar Remigran are!!!
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