"Retain me, and
you will talk
only to me."
Novel: Revenants, The Odyssey Home
Only Betsy can get him home in time; only he can bring her back before it’s too late.
Revenants, The Odyssey Home, is the story of a grief-stricken candy-striper serving in a VA hospital following her brother’s death in Viet Nam whose struggle to return home an anonymous veteran of the Great War must overcome the skullduggery of a local congressman who not only controls the hospital as part of his small-town fiefdom but knows the name of her veteran. A name if revealed would end his political ambitions and destroy his fifty-year marriage. In its retelling of Odysseus’s journey, Revenants casts a flickering candle upon the charon toll exacted not only from the families of those who fail to return home but of those who do.
Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman
ISBN Number: 9781937327811
Publication Date: December 28, 2012
Recipient of 2010 Hackney Literary Award
This prestigious writing competition recognizes excellence in poetry and fiction with prizes at the national level and for the state of Alabama. The Hackney Literary Awards, sponsored by the Cecil Hackney family of Birmingham, Alabama, was established in 1969.