The Book

Wanderer Come Home by Dale Tucker

At age eight, upon witnessing his best friend, Dixie, being hit by a car while riding her bicycle, a life-changing mystery confronts Axel Browne.  This mystery will shape his life for the next sixty-two years, compelling him on a search for an improbable solution—that of finding Dixie Larsen whom he believes has been reincarnated.

Fast-forward to 2018.  Now, Axel is seventy years old, lives in a friend’s toolshed, and has all but given up on ever finding Dixie in his lifetime.  Then a second car accident and death of a friend upends Axel’s life once more.  The series of events which unfold from this accident exhume a clue from the past which could resolve Axel’s mystery and lead him to Dixie.

Wanderer Come Home is a story about undying love and a child’s promise, and how the mysteries beyond our reality here on Earth shape our lives as mortals.


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Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death.

Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance.

Moby Dick – Herman Melville