Death is his lifeline, but is this any way to live? He's an ordinary man, but he tells an extraordinary tale.
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Medical Thriller
FINALIST: Readers' Favorite Book Award - Finalist: Fiction - Horror
"W. Town Andrews' writing is lyrical and smooth and it grabs the reader from the very first page. I was literally glued to the pages, exploring the realism with which the author describes patients at a terminal stage. ... The author combines strong narration with humor to transform an already beautiful story into a page-turner." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Romuald Dzemo (5 STARS)
An unexpected combination of experimental medication and meandering contemplation opens a door through which his disembodied soul wanders, temporarily taking residence where other souls have departed. Upon his return 'home' each time, his terminal mystery illness wanes, while his transcendent abilities increase.
Yet the price is steep, and harrowing, as the treatments wear off quickly and the agonizing symptoms return. For continuing survival, and to maintain his revived health and newfound strength, he must continually find, cultivate, and court new terminal partners for his reluctant dance with death. Secrecy becomes imperative, for this special talent is one danse macabre that civilized society would abhor.
NOTE FROM EDITOR: This memoir is a work of fiction. Character names have been changed to respect and honor the dead. The narrator's name has been withheld to protect the living. As to how much of the story is true, or embellished, that is for the reader to decide.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the story of a defeated, dying man who discovers a secret, shocking talent that may help him survive, restore hope, find love, and even get tantalizing glimpses into the mysteries beyond. [DRM-Free]
"Literary in its purest form, the considerations about death, medicine and the nature of the terminal are almost spine-chilling in their creation by author W. Town Andrews." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)
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About the Author
A native Pennsylvanian, Town Andrews has lived and worked in several western states and the Philippines. He speaks multiple languages, including fluent Spanish and Visayan. Working, reading, parenting, linguistics, history, music composition and performance, and travel have all influenced his storytelling. His career has involved the building trades, agriculture, marine sciences, developmental distilling, theater musicianship, and marketing functional fluids to manufacturers and engineers.
“I love my work. But for fun, I write these stories.”