Upbound by Peter Hassebroek

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Reincarnation ideas spark a child’s coming of age quest for truth about his beloved uncle’s puzzling death, unearthing family secrets that lead to severe consequences.

Seven year old Karl Stevenson loves jigsaw puzzles and encounters an intriguing real life one in dealing with his beloved uncle’s unexpected death. Is he really gone forever? It can’t be. A casual remark by his babysitter turns the boy’s onto a different possibility: Maybe his newly born brother, Samuel, is his uncle, reincarnated?

Upbound takes place in the scenic Niagara Peninsula where the Welland Canal climbs the Niagara Escarpment. Like many residents, Karl is fascinated by the canal and the giant lakers and ocean going salties that pass through his city, back and forth between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, downbound and upbound.

Join Karl on his personal “upbound” quest, as he grapples with the odd circumstances of his uncle’s death into his teenage years and deals with his discoveries, distractions, and escalating resistance from those around him. As with the ships, he is impelled to get to the end, no matter the consequences to his family and friends, or to himself.

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Published March 6, 2008 by iUniverse. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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