The Great Imitator
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The Great Imitator is a haunting account of a family tortured by the unsolved disappearance of a much-adored mother, an accused father never absolved for her presumed death, and a son and daughter who have avoided disillusionment at any cost to maintain sanity. Cast into a chaotic sequence of events, the family is left with just one question: who would you become if you risked telling the truth? More
Meet the Majors: a beloved mother missing for nearly a decade; a son once banished to the mountains of Arkansas, now self-exiled to the wilds of New York; a daughter constrained for goodness' sake; and a father, out of touch, hiding, lying, and holding a desperate secret. A single question haunts them all: what happened to Marjorie Major?
When Marjorie inexplicably vanished, neighbors, friends, and family assumed that the monster that stole her away did not lurk outside her home, but lived within it.
Eight years later, her daughter Sally is awoken by an early morning phone call that thrusts the remaining Major family into turmoil, forcing them to relive the trauma and again confront the mystery. When they go to identify Marjorie’s remains, they find no reprieve from their grief, only more questions.
The family is cast into a chaotic sequence of events that exposes a deeper tenacity and courage than they had previously thought possible. With determination and a surprising commitment to hope, the family embarks on a bittersweet and cathartic journey that teaches them to love through the illusions.
Challenging their most tightly held beliefs, they find that sometimes fathers are not heroes or ogres, but just human beings; that you can’t take back choices that take root in the lives of others; and that in the war between religious freedom and human rights there is a sizable grey area full of lies, deceit, and hypocrisy.
In the end they are left with one final question: Who would you become if you just risked telling the truth?
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