A Joyful Noise

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AuthorHouse, 2000 - Fiction - 308 pages

Everybody knows what the afterlife is supposed to be like- sitting on clouds, playing harps, reunited with loved ones. But what if it's not? What if there were suddenly irrefutable proof that the afterlife is hardly heaven and actually far worse than any religion's hell? What if instead of eternal bliss we'll someday find ourselves, regardless of faith or good works, trapped in a maddening existence of darkness and solitude, our senses, save our anguished thoughts, gone. In fact, some near death experiences have revealed just such a terrifying isolation. What if this were our afterlife - forever?

The premise of A Joyful Noise is that one man, through an accidental communication with the dead, finds proof of such an afterlife. How he, and ultimately the world, must deal with this horrifying prospect will inspire your nightmares as you ponder 'what if'?

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About the author (2000)

Jeff Horn is Professor of History at Manhattan College. He is the author or editor of four books: Reconceptualizing the Industrial Revolution (2010), edited with Leonard N. Rosenband and Merritt Roe Smith, The Industrial Revolution: Milestones in Business History (2007), The Path Not Taken: French Industrialization in the Age of Revolution, 1750 1830 (2006), and Qui parle pour la nation? Les elections et les elus de la Champagne meridionale, 1765 1830 (2004). Jeff Horn was president of the Western Society for French History in 2013 14. His research has been supported by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, New York University's Faculty Research Network, Manhattan College, and Stetson University. His next book, The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questions, will appear in 2016.

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