Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return by Martin Riker

 

Samuel Johnson's Eternal Return by Martin Riker

" Upon his untimely death, Samuel Johnson leaves behind a young son, and is shocked to find his own soul suddenly inhabiting another body.  Over the next 50years, Samuel's soul moves from body to body, through experiences both mundane and extra-ordinary... but he never stops trying to return, somehow , to his son.  Samuel's is a singular, often very funny voice.  and his travels gave me a new perspective on time and the trajectory of a life.   "  - Recommended by Erika
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895286
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 9th, 2018

When Samuel Johnson dies, he finds himself in the body of the man who killed him, unable to depart this world but determined, at least, to return to the son he left behind. Moving from body to body as each one expires, Samuel's soul journeys on a comic quest through an American half-century, inhabiting lives as stymied, in their ways, as his own. A ghost story of the most unexpected sort, Martin Riker's extraordinary debut is about the ways experience is mediated, the unstoppable drive for human connection, and the struggle to be more fully alive in the world.