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What would you do if a naked madman accosted you in a graveyard, introduced himself as the reanimated form of a deceased loved one, and knew intimate details of your life? That's exactly the dilemma facing Errol Porter, an unemployed computer programmer turned pottery assistant who begins a bizarre journey of self-discovery that includes the dearly departed brought back to life, a godlike million-year old communal organism, and roving bands of fanatical homeland security death squads.
When Porter begins receiving strange phone calls in the middle of the night from someone claiming to be his dead father, he tracks the calls to a security shed located in the cemetery where his father is buried. Overcome by curiosity, Porter visits his father's grave, coming face-to-face with a younger version of his dad. Refusing to accept that this stranger is his father, yet somehow knowing that he is, Porter takes him home to clean him up -- and becomes involved in a quest to stop humanity from essentially killing God.
Although he's known primarily for his bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery saga, Mosley has also made his mark in science fiction (Blue Light and Futureland), and this is arguably his most provocative -- and sublime -- effort in the genre. Equal parts visionary science fiction and psychological thriller, The Wave will appeal to fans of deeply probing and profoundly moving genre works like Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt and Stephen Baxter's Manifold trilogy; it will also satisfy those who enjoy authors like Koontz, King, and Straub. A brilliantly understated gem of a novel. Paul Goat Allen