Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park...: When You're 29 and Unemployed by Aneurin Wright

Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park...: When You're 29 and Unemployed

byAneurin Wright

Kobo ebook | September 30, 2015

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A tour-de-force and eight years in the making, this is a powerful, superbly-drawn and deeply moving portrait of a young man coming to terms with his dying father, and with his own life, as he takes care of the old man in his final months. When Nye's father phones to wish him a happy birthday, and reveals he has been 'certified for hospice', Nye slumps down on the nearest doorstep in shock. Unemployment means that he is free to move in to the trailer park where his father lives, and assume the role of chief carer. Their daily schedule of pill counting and medical checks unfolds into an extraordinary world where the protagonist is a minotaur, his father a rhinoceros, social workers are sea turtles and mobile homes move atop gigantic elephants. Curious neighbours and medical and social care workers - whether man or beast - become their friends, and the family comes together once more. And as the old man battles against emphysema, his shortness of breath becomes more evident until his speech bubbles, previously charged with pithy comment, are mostly filled with pauses. Aneurin Wright's unforgettable debut is a universal tale of love and loss told in a wholly original way.

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Title:Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park...: When You're 29 and UnemployedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Myriad EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908434635

ISBN - 13:9781908434630

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