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Revenants, The Odyssey Home
by Scott B Kauffman
Release Date: 12/23/15
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 303
Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing
Format ISBN Price
PDF 9781937327811 14.95
Author Page: Scott B Kauffman
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When a grief-stricken candy striper resolves to return home a nameless veteran of the Great War, she must overcome not only his reticence to reveal his past but the skullduggery of a local congressman who controls the hospital as part of his small-town political fiefdom.

Revenants, The Odyssey Home is an 81,000-word coming-of-age retelling of Homer’s Odyssey about Betsy’s struggle to regain meaning in her life following her brother’s death in Viet Nam by returning home a war-disfigured patient the VA hospital has secreted away for fifty years. Hidden and forgotten. Almost. Because standing in her path is Congressman Hanna who knows her patient’s name. A name that if revealed would end his congressional career and destroy his marriage. Complicating Betsy’s struggle is her patient’s refusal to surrender his name. Yet he is compelled by his need for contrition to tell his story, dropping clues as to the boy he once was, about the girl he left behind, that Betsy must puzzle together before Hanna discovers she has learned his secret.

 

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