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Author: Jacob M. Appel Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781538504260
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In an effort to delay the frailty and isolation that comes with old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter decides to kill himself by the end of the day—but first he has to tie up some loose ends. These include a tête-à-tête with his youngest son, Lysander, who at forty-three has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with his first wife, Carol, whom he hasn’t seen in twenty-seven years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle. Complicating this plan though is Delilah, the widow with whom he has fallen in love in the past few months. As Millard begins to wrap up his life, he confronts a lifetime of challenges during a single day—and discovers that his family has a big surprise for him as well.

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  • “The more we get to know Millard Salter, the more we want him to live…Millard Salter’s Last Day wins readers in a number of ways. The author has a gift for schtick—above all, Jewish New York City schtick. And in spite of Salter’s claim to being in a profound funk, when all is said and done, the man is full of life.”

    Washington Post

  • “Delving into the topic of mortality with an artful blend of humor and introspection, this unique novel captures the unexpected perspective of embracing life and death simultaneously…[and] yields an affable main character and paints a vivid story line that takes place within a single day.”

    RT Book Reviews

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About the Author

Jacob M. Appel is the author of many novels and short story collections, including The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, Scouting for the Reaper, Phoning Home, and Einstein’s Beach House. His fiction has appeared in many literary journals and has, among other honors, won both the Boston Review Short Fiction Competition and the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Competition. He has taught most recently at Brown University, the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and Yeshiva College in New York City, where he was the writer-in-residence.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.