A MAN WHO FACES THE GRIM FUTURE OF EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA CONFRONTS THE NAGGING DEMONS OF HIS PAST.
Ethan Breen, a widower and middle-aged descendant of Irish immigrants, faces a growing personal crisis. He lives with his college-aged son, Kevin, on his ranch in Texas passed down from his grandfather and father . Ethan's life would appear comfortable, even idyllic. Ethan, however, is dogged by his own, private hell. He realizes that he is suffering the initial symptoms of early onset dementia, a condition that struck both his grandfather and father. He is contemplating killing himself, as his father did.
'It is rare to find a truly original voice like that of Evan Moore, an author who is also a gifted story teller with a gripping, taut tale to tell, a story that reads like nonfiction for it rings so true and is so close to so many of us who are experiencing similar things in our life. It is a particular story, wedded to its time and place, and at the same time contains universal truths, a testament to the human spirit and the gifts of the author.'—Ray Mouton, attorney, author of In God's House.
“The title hints of poetry, perhaps mystery. Indeed long-time newsman and author Evan Moore deftly weaves these elements into Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. It is the story of a man confronting his future — a future many of us will confront. But it’s also the story of a man looking at his past. You’ll want to skip to the last chapter before you finish. Don’t.”—Mary Moody, editor, photographer.
“Evan Moore's pure writing sweeps us along a road trip of violent, if somewhat colorful, memories and a doubtful future, as he prepares to confront something so awful that most of us just hope it will somehow spare us.”—Ken Hammond, Emeritus Editor of Texas Magazine.
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang
Publication date: 01/03/2017
A MAN WHO FACES THE FUTURE OF EARLY DEMENTIA CONFRONTS THE DEMONS OF HIS PAST..
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