The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

Very often we tend to infantilize the elderly. We say old people are in a second childhood and act as if they need to be protected from themselves and all the things that can go wrong to and for them ... Read full review

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This was such a wonderful book full of beautiful writing that I'm not sure a movie can do it justice. One of the main differences is that in the book, the two main characters escape from their home in ... 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
Section 12
273

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About the author (2009)

Michael Zadoorian is the author of Second Hand and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit: Stories.

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