In defiance of death, an immortal sacrifices eternal life to protect an innocent soul. An unexpected transformation occurs, leading two souls to a mysterious small town that is a sanctuary to individuals from around the world.
Most consider how their lives ended up there as coincidence, while others speak of divine intervention. For some it is a start of a new life, freed from painful memories. Others have escaped persecution, abuse, and those who would threaten their lives.
It is here that the tapestry of humanity that calls this place home provide a beacon of hope to those in need.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book on screen. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
The end of the novel is a celebration of life and the incredible diversity that is humanity. The song plays as each of those involved in the story is revisited, small scenes showing how they are happy, enjoying their life in this mysterious small town, and interacting with others. It shows that the world can be wonderful.
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Griffin feels that the mysterious small town that has become his home drew him to it, that his destiny was linked to its location. He works at a local bakery, never speaking a single word, having taken a vow of silence. He is kind, generous, helpful, and has a soothing presence. Those who call him friend consider him a blessing.
Leah escaped her hometown, turning her back on a family that rejected her desire to have a romantic relationship with a woman. Despite the negative judgement of her dominantly Christian community, she never lost faith in God. She has found a safe haven where she is able to heal from the past and explore the truth of who she is.
Noami has left behind an abusive relationship with her ex-husband. She is starting a new life with her son who was born after she escaped a man who attempted to keep her trapped, controlling her life. In her new home she has found friends who care for her, a job she enjoys, and a place where she feels safe.
Mahalia was raised within a Creole community of Louisiana, influenced by his culture and heritage. She left home to find her place in the world, drawn to a small town that felt like the perfect location to start her business. She is the owner and head chief of a restaurant that is like her, both friendly and inviting, known for its experimental dishes.
Reema left behind a life of having everything provided to her by her family's inherited wealth. Yet, to do so would come at a price. She would have to give into what her father, grandfather, and tradition dictated for her to follow. She moved out of her childhood home to explore the potential that the world has to offer.
Secretive and suspicious of everyone, Ming-Na has dedicated her life to discovering the secrets of the small town that she is living in. Her detailed mind when it comes to inventory makes her an ideal associate working for the local bakery and coffee shop. However, she doesn't let her job distract her from finding the truth.
Rose woke up in a hospital of a small town without any memory of her life. Yet, she is not bothered by this in that she enjoys where she lives as she has found a way to barter time and work in exchange for what she needs. She loves to learn new things. She often has visions of the distant past as if somehow, she was there to observe it.
After ending a toxic relationship with his ex-boyfriend, Joseph moved to a small town to start a new life. His interests include science fiction, fantasy, life on other planets, space exploration, history, and books, just to name a few. He runs a role-playing game among friends at his home and shares a close kinship with Leah.
Elias comes from a troubled home, escaping his old life as a young man, soon finding himself in a mysterious small town that he calls home shortly after arriving. It is there that he met his wife and created the Cozy Coffee Cafe and Bakery. He is kind, generous, and gentle with both his clientele and staff.
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Genesis of the First Born, the opening scene would be a view of heavy rain striking a roadway winding through a path away from a city or town. It would slowly zoom in on a car that comes into view, soon an interior of a woman talking. You hear Rose's voice speaking to someone as she is sitting in the passenger seat. It is never revealed who is driving, but the scene ends with her looking back to see Gabriel seated behind her, calmly stating, "It's time..." She has only a moment to react in shock before she looks forward to see a flash of light of an oncoming vehicle. Suddenly everything goes dark. Then the music, Genesis by Ruelle begins playing as the opening credits roll.
Where would the Author make a cameo?
Stan Lee is notorious for making a cameo in movies and television series based off his written works. With that in mind, where would the author of this novel make an appearance in a visual adaptation of the book?
In one of his rare moments with a speaking part and playing a prominant role, the author makes his appearence in the opening scene as an unnamed customer. Reema asks what his order is, and his response is, "The usual." Griffon steps in to help her out with the man's order. Throughout the movie, he can be seen in the background on a laptop fullfilling the sterotype of how authors like to go to coffee shops to work on their projects. A subtle nod and a wink to the audience.