The fifth season

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Counterpoint, Jan 6, 2000 - Fiction - 246 pages
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Sixty-year-old Teddy Neel must go to Fort Lauderdale to care for his elderly parents. Able has just lost a kidney to cancer. Lillian has reached the mid-stages of Alzheimer's -- a fact Able has been hiding from his son. In onrushing and meticulous prose, Downs lets us witness the love, beauty, pain, and frustration of the family as they come to terms with one another at the end of their lives.

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When Teddy Neel goes to Fort Lauderdale to care for his 90-year-old mother (partially blind and with Alzheimer's) while his father has surgery for kidney cancer, he confronts not only his parents ... Read full review

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At times I felt like I was reading about my parents who have been gone for more than 15 years, and then I felt I was reading about what might be my future. Poignant seems to be the best word to ... Read full review


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