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In the autumn of 1684, two children find a dead man in a field.

Within minutes, however, the dead man starts coming back to life. As if the transition isn’t enough of an agonizing process, he also finds that he shares an empathic connection to the people and world around him.

Rather than running in terror, eleven-year-old Joanna Spijker expresses an odd fascination with
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Paperback, 94 pages
Published October 5th 2015 by Citygrit Press
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Brittany
Not really sure what to think.

I kind of felt like this story had no beginning and no end, but maybe that's the point. The life of Vincent spiker is a weird one. He dies several times and then comes back to life. He doesn't know how and he doesn't know why.

I liked the narrators voice.

I just wish there had been some kind of reasoning or something..... alot of left unanswered for me.
Susan
In 1684, Windbridge, CT, Albert Spijker and his 11 year old sister Joanna find a dead man in a nearby field. Before they can bury him, he comes back to life. While that is indeed a strange thing, the kids invite him home anyway.

Told from the dead man’s point of view, we learn about his new life, and a little about his old one. Eventually, Joanna names him Vincent after a cat a cousin once had. The parents, Willem and Katherine, are a bit suspicious of Vincent at first. Eventually it becomes appa
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R. R. Washburn has been an aspiring writer ever since her first grade teacher gave her class paper and pencils and told the kids to write stuff.

Between several drafts, she has authored nine unpublished novels, as well as several short stories and novellas ranging between urban fantasy, science fiction, supernatural, and horror.

Currently she is a recovering office mule from the cubicle barnyard tha
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