How would your wife react if you came home with the face of someone else? How would you continue to look at your own life? What would you do?
Considered one of Walter de la Mare's finest occult stories, this darkly thrilling tale tells the story of Lawford, a dull suburban man who accidentally falls asleep on a grave and wakes up possessed by the spirit - and face - of somebody else. Denounced by his family and friends as an impostor, Lawford's struggle to free himself of this possession leaves him a thoroughly changed man.
Gripping and poignant, THE RETURN encompasses domestic trauma, unrequited love and philosophical reflection.
Walter de la Mare (1873 -1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and the poem THE LISTENERS. He was also a significant writer of subtle psychological horror and ghost stories.
His novel MEMOIRS OF A MIDGET won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1921. He was made a Companion of Honour in 1948 and received the Order of Merit in 1953.