The Return
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The Return : A Novel

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During a live television broadcast on the night of a lunar eclipse, renowned astrophysicist Andrew Leland is suddenly lifted into the sky by a giant spacecraft and taken away for all to see. Six years later, he turns up, wandering in a South American desert, denying ever having been abducted and disappearing from the public eye. Meanwhile, he inspires legions of cultish devotees, including a young physics graduate student named Shawn Ferris who is obsessed with finding out what really happened to him. When Shawn finally tracks Leland down, he discovers that he's been on the run for years, continuously hunted by a secret organisation that has pursued him across multiple continents, determined to force him into revealing what he knows. Shawn soon joins Leland on the run. Though Leland is at first reluctant to reveal anything, Shawn will soon learn the truth about his abduction, the real reason for his return, and will find himself caught up in a global conspiracy that puts more than just one planet in danger. Equal parts science-fiction and globe-hopping thriller, The Return will appeal to fans of both, and to anyone who has ever wondered...what's out there?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 23mm | 340g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 125005219X
  • 9781250052193
  • 1,825,309

About Joseph Helmreich

JOSEPH HELMREICH has contributed writing to Every Day Fiction and New York Press and is the co-author of Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of Child Custody (Greenwood Press, 2007). He is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied philosophy and film, and spent his early twenties working or interning on film and television projects, such as Garden State, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, before becoming a script-reader for The Weinstein Company, an experience which helped inspire him to become an author. In addition to his writing, Helmreich is also a voice-over actor, illustrator, ventriloquist and member of alternative folk duo, Honeybrick. He lives in New York City and works in film distribution.
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245 ratings
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4 20% (49)
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