When Benjamin Grant’s son disappeared a year ago, he felt it was his duty as a father to do everything in his power to find his son, and he tried. He threw himself into the search, but his obsession left him without a home, wife, or job. Now, he’s managed to find work at the United States Postal Service’s Mail Recovery Center, which he hopes will prove an invaluable tool in his search. With the help of Sylvia—a kleptomaniac artist—Ben learns the ins and outs of a warehouse full of lost mail and explores every lead in his son’s case. But when that investigation leads him to Leonard Moscovich, Ben fears the worst.
Undeliverable is a literary fiction novel of 70,000 words launching in March, 2014. To fund these efforts, there was an Indiegogo campaign in October and November of 2013 which reached over 200% of its target goal.
If you’d like to read an excerpt of Undeliverable, download a pdf of the first couple chapter here: UndeliverableExcerpt
What people are saying about Undeliverable:
“Undeliverable delivers a range of pleasures to its readers: a unique and fascinating setting, an urgent mystery, a cast of oddball characters, sharp and witty dialogue. But what makes it compelling above all else is its heartfelt exploration of one man’s grief and determination in the face of his son’s disappearance. We yearn for Ben to find his missing boy, but even more, we want him to find a path to fulfillment in a world full of trouble. In Rebecca Demarest’s hands, his journey is tense, thrilling, and deeply satisfying.”
“Herman Melville knew that the dead letter office of the U.S. Postal Service was a potent metaphor for modern life. His short story, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” harnessed the great sighs of humanity found there. Rebecca Demarest’s engaging tale of what has become the “Mail Recovery Center” picks up the beautiful sadness and loss of a place that contains letters to “Santa, Jesus, God, Satan, The Perfect Man, [and] The Easter Bunny…” Her tale is framed engagingly by the “Property Office Manual” instructions by the long gone Gertrude Biun, a ghost of bureaucracies past. Rebecca Demarest knows how tales work. She gives her readers spirited language, dead-on humor and a trip to the inner workings of despair and strangeness. Serious readers will love this book.”
“A modern noir with a social conscience, Demarest’s novel combines the page-turning qualities of the “man on a mission” thriller with the heartwrenching realities of child abduction. Publishers, and fans, of cinematic fiction with a something extra, take notice.”