The Late Man: A novel by Michael B. DavieThe Late Man: A novel by Michael B. Davie

The Late Man: A novel

EditorMichael B. DavieIntroduction byDeborah Morrison

Paperback | June 28, 2017

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After Years in a mental hospital, Jay Emerson escapes and awakens in a world he no longer understands.Like a modern day Rip Van Winkle, he finds everything and everyone around him has changed.Old friends have become strangers- and they refuse to reveal the fate of his former girlfriend.
Title:The Late Man: A novelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.2 inPublished:June 28, 2017Publisher:Manor House Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:096858036x

ISBN - 13:9780968580363

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A 'trip' down memory lane Oh wow man, far out. The Late Man by Michael B. Davie is one heavy book that sent me on a 'trip' down memory lane to an age I personnally experienced and can still relate to. This is a great novel with a fascinating story. And I really enjoyed the 'flash-back' to the good old days.
Date published: 2003-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Steel City Journey Much has been written about the 'sixties era drug culture in The Late Man by Michael B. Davie. But for anyone from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the biggest attraction this well-written novel holds is that it's set right here in the Steel City. I enjoyed the numerous references to local landmarks, streets and neighbourhoods and found the story of Jay Emerson and friends to be absolutely fascinating. This is an amazing book.
Date published: 2003-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A far out trip A familiar 'sixties era phrase: Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll comes under the microscope in The Late Man, the compelling and intriguing novel by Michael B. Davie. The book's central character initially tries to revel in the free-spirited era but soon finds a life without commitment and responsibility is no life at all. This is a terrific if somewhat unsettling story, and a great read.
Date published: 2003-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A walk on the wild side The devastating and alienating impact drugs can have on a young mind is quite evident in the pages of The Late Man by Michael B. Davie. The book's central character, Jay Emerson, embarks on a drug-fuelled journey through the 1960s-1970s subculture and becomes one of the walking wounded. A drug overdose sends him to a mental hospital and he emerges years later to find he doesn't fit in at all with the new materialistic society. A very thought-provoking read. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2003-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunting and disturbing For anyone growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, The Late Man is like a trip down memory lane, with an emphasis on the word 'trip'. Chances are, whatever drugs you did, whatever wild times you had, pale in comparison to this novel's central character Jay Emerson. Interestingly, Jay comes to regret the life he's lived and he begins to question the 'anything goes' mentality of the era. After freaking out on drugs, he spends time in a mental hospital and re-emerges years later into a society that, for him, has changed beyond all recognition. I have to say, I really enjoyed this thought-provoking and intriguing novel.
Date published: 2003-02-05

Editorial Reviews

" a new perspective to the 'Sixties' era... destined to become a cult classic."
- Amanda Hyde