Me Again

Me Again

by Keith Cronin

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Overview

Two young stroke victims meet in a hospital . . .

Jonathan's memory is gone, wiped clean by a six-year coma. Since nobody had expected him to recover, his sudden awakening becomes an awkward intrusion on his family and friends.

Rebecca's personality has changed, making her a stranger to her husband. Gone is the vivacious trophy wife, replaced by a shy, awkward woman with a knack for saying exactly the wrong thing.

They don't fit in. And they'll never be the same. But now they've got to decide what matters most: who they were, or who they can become?

A steadily accelerating story exploring the irony, humor, and opportunity that can accompany personal calamity, ME AGAIN follows the intertwined paths of two people forced to start over in life: one looking for his place in a world that has moved on without him, the other struggling to navigate a relationship with a man who wishes she were someone else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536960754
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Keith Cronin is a corporate speechwriter and professional rock drummer who has performed and recorded with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, and Pat Travers. Keith's fiction has appeared in Carve Magazine, Amarillo Bay, The Scruffy Dog Review, Zinos, and a University of Phoenix management course, and he is a regular contributor at the literary blog Writer Unboxed. A native of South Florida, Keith spends his free time serenading local ducks and squirrels with his ukulele. Visit him online at keithcronin.com or facebook.com/keithcronin.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

I was born on a Tuesday morning. It was a difficult birth, because I was thirty-four years old.

I opened my eyes, and saw a long bar of blue-white light. It hung directly over me, making me realize I was lying on my back. Looking into the light made my eyes hurt, so I closed them, welcoming the darkness. But then it seemed particularly important to see that light again, so I reopened my eyes, blinking repeatedly to adjust to the glare.

I became aware of movement. A blurry female figure clad in white entered my view on one side. I lay staring at her, instinctively trying to blink her into focus, but with no success. Suddenly she drew closer, leaning down over me. For a brief moment our eyes met. Then I blinked.

"Jesus," she said. The name sounded familiar.

She disappeared from view, and I realized that I couldn't raise or turn my head to try to locate her. In fact, the only thing I could feel - or move - was my eyes. I had a vague sense that this was not good.

Although she was out of my sight, I could hear her. She was speaking, a rapid stream of words I wasn't quite able to follow. Other voices joined in, overlapping each other in conversation, and the name Jesus came up repeatedly.

I formed my first conscious thought: I must be Jesus.

What People are Saying About This

Susan Henderson

Heart and humor are inseparable in Keith Cronin's engaging debut. (Susan Henderson, author of Up from the Blue)

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

A work that will make readers laugh and think. (Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Thin Pink Line)

Sara Gruen

A beautifully wrought tale of courage, hope, and awakenings of all kinds. (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants)

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