"Jeff Winston was on the phone with his wife when he died."Replay ~ by Ken Grimwood, 1986, fiction (Georgia)
library loot last week was a current one I found online when I set up the post before actually seeing the library's copy; and the one above is an early edition of the paperback, maybe the first edition of the book, shown in this Emory University review. Jeff dies, yes, but suddenly finds himself back at Emory as a very alive 18-year-old.
"Jeff Winston, forty-three, didn't know he was a replayer until he died and woke up twenty-five years younger in his college dorm room; he lived another life. And died again. And lived again and died again — in a continuous twenty-five-year cycle — each time starting from scratch at the age of eighteen to reclaim lost loves, remedy past mistakes, or make a fortune in the stock market."
I'm curious about what will happen along the way. Especially since I was studying for my Master's degree at Emory in 1986 when Ken Grimwood first published this book. I wonder what I'll recognize about the campus.
Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. Click here for today's Mister Linky.