The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Feb 9, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker 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.

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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

As I approached reading this book, I assumed it would be a narrative about an elderly couple doing a cross-country adventure. It's not. It's a fictional memoir about a seriously ill cancer patient ... Read full 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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About the author (2010)

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

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