Howard Waldman has spent a good part of his long life in France with his French wife and their Franco-American children. He taught European history at a France-based American university and later American literature for a French university (Paris 7).
He now listens to chamber music in his chamber and tries to grow roses in unsuitable soil.
The nameless Seventh Candidate helps Edmond Lorz in his war against obscene graffiti on subway posters. Obsessed like his employer by the need for order in a chaotic society, won't the disquieting employee be tempted to go even further by eliminating the scrawlers of those obscenities themselves?
Ailing Harvey Morgenstern tries to convince Jerry Weizman that his time machine can allow return to Rachel Rosen, dead in mysterious circumstances long ago and loved by the two young men. But doesn't Harvey want to expose his once rival to the rays of the machine that are killing its inventor? And why does Jerry try to sabotage the return to Rachel? The answers to these questions are startling.
Published: November 20, 2014.
Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Only good Americans are allowed to return, young again, to the paradise of Paris. But the divinely-ordered bureaucracy slips up and five not-so-good Americans find themselves posthumously thrown together and trapped in a surreal limbo. The ill-assorted departed will stop at nothing to return to the land of the living and repair fractured loves and flawed lives.