Rejection weighed on Jason Mott, weighed on him heavily. Mott wrote four manuscripts that no literary agent wanted to touch. He had no reason to suspect that his fifth, written hours before and after his shift, at a Verizon Wireless call center would be any different. "The Returned" not only was accepted by an agent, but has exploded into a hit, landing on the New York Times bestseller list and being developed into an ABC television series.
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