The wise nan of Orange Blossom Key -- The unlikely joy of being catapulted into Vienna -- Suzie -- The barbarian problem -- Your soul can be canceled like a dumb TV show -- The Eleanor Roosevelt of the sea -- The Time Milo had to vome back as a bug -- Holy Cow -- The secret lover of Sophia Maria Mozart -- The looking glass people -- The flood -- The day Iago Fortuno died of old age -- The swami who could not be poisoned -- The Hasty Pudding Affair -- Lifting elephants, juggling water -- The green-apple game -- A real thing, with substance and power -- Slaughterhouse -- The most amazing girl you knew in high school -- The discredited economist who fell from the sky -- The Buddha in winter -- Escape to Chinese Heaven -- Julie Denofrio's impossibly elaborate (and strangely hypnotic!) tattoo -- The Family Stone -- The sun door -- The oversoul -- Blue Creek, Michigan, and other lives
Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to "get it right." Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn't make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo's lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he'll never have to leave her side again. But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut's, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it's more than Milo and Suzie's story. It's your story, too. -- from Amazon.