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Meet Author Jason Mott

Join author Jason Mott as he visits A&T to discuss his debut novel, The Returned, a spellbinding story about faith and morality, love and responsibility on Friday, September 6th, 2013 in F.D. Bluford Library's 2nd Floor Seminar Room.
When Sep 06, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Rm. 258 (Seminar Room), 2nd floor Bluford Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 336.285.4185
Attendees All are welcome. We extend a special invitation to Middle & Early College, Honors, and Creative Writing students.
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From the publisher:

Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep-flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.

All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he’s their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.

With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

The Returned has also been optioned by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. It is slated to begin airing as an ongoing television series titled Resurrection beginning March 2014.

More about Jason Mott is available at his website,

Mr. Mott joins us as part of the Bookmarks Book Festival.

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