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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacob M. Appel Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio 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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  • “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.”

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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 has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.