The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
19 Reviews

The unforgettable cross country journey of a runaway couple in their twilight years determined to meet the end of all roads on their own terms—a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds—even when everyone says you can't.

“The Leisure Seeker is pretty much like life itself: joyous, painful, moving, tragic, mysterious, and not to be missed.”—Booklist, starred review

 

 

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

This is the story of John and Ella Robina and their last hurrah! After nearly 60 years of marriage, Ella has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and John has alzheimers. Against the advice of their ... Read full review

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User Review  - lisa.schureman - LibraryThing

This book story line flows very smoothly which makes it a quick read. I've had relatives or their spouses as well as friends whose spouses with Alzheimer's. "Death by inches" is what one friend called ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
37
Section 5
61
Section 6
65
Section 7
106
Section 8
109
Section 9
153
Section 10
195
Section 11
221
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Michael Zadoorian is the author of Second Hand and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit: Stories.

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