Preview, The Return of No. 44
The above link is a complete .pdf file of The Return of No. 44. Preview and buy, or read/download, even share. Your cost is to write reviews on Amazon and any literary sites possible. Buzz it up on social networking sites and ask your non-digital friends to buy the print version. I maintain all rights. Enjoy.
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This novel is my humble homage to Mark Twain’s ability to use picaresque characters and situations to make a substantial, and often darker, social point. In his later years the darker threatened to overshadow the picaresque. His struggles culminated in his darkest work, No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger. It is now attracting increased interest from scholars and lay readers alike. My hope is that the story will bring the character No. 44 into our century and enliven the discourse over the scope of religion in America.