Cpl. Caitlyn McAdams returns home from war, back to her family and the life she knew – but she doesn’t return whole. How can she forget the man she left behind – a man she’d met only once before – casualty of a roadside bomb, dying in front of her? And then, one day, he comes back.
From award-winning author Samuel Peralta comes Hereafter, a spellbinding short story of love and time travel, of distance and longing, of separation and faith.
Hereafter is a story that crosses the traditional boundaries of science fiction, romance, and literary fiction, to ask whether – bounded by space and time – love is truly enough.
As evocative as The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson, Hereafter is a remarkable tale about joy, sorrow, life and the preciousness of time.
“Jaw-droppingly stunning. Poetic and perfect. A heart-wrenching soul siege.” –Michael Bunker, #1 bestselling author of Pennsylvania
“Hereafter is that rare species–a story about deeply-realized characters, set against the impossible science of the future, the tragedy of the past. It’s a lovely, tragic tale made utterly real by Peralta’s accomplished storytelling.” –Jason Gurley, bestselling author of Eleanor
“I just wept when I put [this book] down.has captured the heartbreak of humanity and time travel, unlocked why it might not be a good thing to go messing around back there. And then again, maybe love hurts no matter what. And maybe… maybe it’s also worth it.” –Nick Cole, bestselling author of The Wasteland Saga