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"The Returned transforms a brilliant premise into an extraordinary and beautifully realized novel. My spine is still shivering from the memory of this haunting story. Wow." -Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Monster of Florence
"Jason Mott's impressive debut novel...is a tense and touching treatise on life, death and life again."
- USA Today
-Entertainment Weekly, Summer Must List
"In his exceptional debut novel, poet Mott brings drama, pathos, joy, horror, and redemption to a riveting tale." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This book offers a beautifully written and emotionally astute lens at our world gone awry....Poet and debut author Mott has written a breathtaking novel that navigates emotional minefields with realism and grace."
-Kirkus, starred review
"Mott brings a singularly eloquent voice to this elegiac novel, which not only fearlessly tackles larger questions about mortality but also insightfully captures life's simpler moments....A beautiful meditation on what it means to be human."
-Booklist, starred review
"A wondrous surprise. With fine craftsmanship and a deep understanding of the human condition, Jason Mott has woven a tale that is in turns tragic and humorous and terrifying. Surely this will spark many a fabulous book club discussion." -Eowyn Ivey, New York Times bestselling author of The Snow Child
"A deft meditation on loss that plays out levels of consequence on both personal and international stages. Mott allows the magic of his story to unearth a full range of feelings about grief and connection." -Aimee Bender, New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
"This is a masterly first novel for Mott...it speaks to many aspects of the human condition....Highly recommended for those who love a strong story that makes them think."
-Library Journal, starred review
"Thought-provoking, occasionally dreamlike...Mott's story of literal life after death will catch readers by their hearts and capture their imaginations....Grab this book as soon as you possibly can."
Jason Mott holds a BA in fiction and an MFA in poetry and is the author of two poetry collections. His writing has appeared in numerous literary journals, and he was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize. Jason lives in North Carolina.See all Product Description
I read this through in about four hours. Captivated by the TV series I wanted to read the book. It has xlnt reviews. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Reg Hartt
This is a COMPLETE COPY of an already well established French movie and then drama of the same freaking name!!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by kristyn drover
I really enjoy reading this book. The story is very easy to follow and there is always something new or someone new to learn about. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Roxana Garcia
This book started slowly. Like the metronome on a piano, it ticked away, giving details slowly and building a story piece by piece. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jennifer Mclean
I'm sorry, but this is one great big, irrefutable rip off of the French show "Les Revenants" - which itself was a credited remake of the movie - "They Came Back". Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paul Wilson
The idea is super-interesting but the end just dragged on and on! I gave up after half way through and just skimmed to get to the end. Read morePublished 22 months ago by V. Bellinger
A unique story that is compelling, if a bit unsatisfying, and exceptionally well written. Jason Mott's name belongs at the top of the list of new go-to authors.Published 22 months ago by Scott Sakatch
I may be bias on this one. The moment I read the synopsis I was in love with this story. Then when I picked it up at the book store and read the first chapter I had a difficult... Read morePublished 23 months ago by E.M. MacCallum