The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

by Max Ehrlich


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Plagued by nightmares of his own death, a California professor puzzles out the riddle of his dreams in this classic spine-tingler about past lives

Dr. Peter Proud’s ordinary life as a professor is threatened by recurrent dreams that all end the same way: with his murder in a lake by a mysterious woman named Marcia. These dreams—which he comes to believe may be flashbacks from a previous life—become so disturbing that he seeks answers from a sleep researcher, a clairvoyant, and an expert in psychic phenomena in order to recover his past. But he soon discovers a new dimension to his dilemma while watching a television show called America, Past and Present—and realizes the show is set in the town in his dreams.
He travels to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he comes face to face with the woman from his nightmares. The woman, Marcia Curtis, is shocked to find that Peter's personality traits and characteristics closely mirror those of her dead husband, Jeff. Tensions escalate when Peter, having inserted himself into the Curtis' lives, falls in love with Marcia's daughter. Will a second tragedy occur just as Peter is about the unravel the mystery behind his dreams?
First published in 1973, this classic suspense novel expertly interweaves themes of life after death, romance, tragedy, and altered consciousness into one unforgettable tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583943687
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 299,765
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Max Ehrlich, born in 1909, was a self-made writer whose work encompassed television scripts (Twilight Zone, Star Trek) and numerous novels, including The Big Eye, The Cult, and Spin the Glass Web. He is best known for the psychological thriller novel, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 1975. Max passed away in 1983.

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