What if Edgar Allan Poe did not die, drunk on election day? What if he did not die at all? What if his planned escape from a life that oppressed him led him on a journey not only across an ocean but into the heart of darkness as he encountered those anxious to enroll him in their brotherhood? Christopher Bigsby takes a man renowned for his gothic tales, in which the buried return, and makes Poe himself the target of those with a taste for blood who are prepared to follow him until they judge him ready to join them. Poe, or the Revenant is a story worthy of Poe himself and who is to know where truth ends and invention begins?