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Awkward: The First Resurrection of Robert Levenplatter

Robert's kids team up to bring this old codger back to life

You won’t need a medical dictionary for this seriously funny and imaginative short story by author and songwriter Gary Paul Bryant. When a prominent Massachusetts chemist Robert Levenplatter finally succumbs to lung cancer, his adult children Nina and Luke, along with his favorite nephew RPL setup a makeshift operating room in Levenplatter’s garage. Employing a couple of trusted friends to get the necessary medical equipment from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and before the state of Massachusetts can issue a death certificate, Luke, Nina, and RPL put their considerable biomedical talents together to bring dear old dad back from the dead. His wife had other ideas.

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