GalleyCat posted this week that Jason Mott’s debut novel, The Returned, has been picked up to be turned into a TV pilot before the book has even published. Pub date is September 2013. Even more interesting is that Mott is a poet, with two books of poetry under his belt before this first novel.
The story of The Returned is an otherworldly tale that reminds me of The Lovely Bones. Publishers Weekly reports that his elevator pitch for the book is: “A family gets caught up in a worldwide event in which loved ones return from the dead exactly as they last were in life. Lucille and Harold Hargrave wonder: Is their dead eight-year-old son’s return a miracle or an impending sign of something horrible?”
Sounds like an intriguing read. I look forward to reading it when it comes out.