The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
A Novel

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The Leisure Seeker is a sweet natured travelogue that’s about the end of the road in more ways than one….The Dangerous Book for Seniors!”
—Bob Morris, author of Assisted Loving

A sort of Easy Rider meets The Notebook, Michael Zadoorian’s poignant, funny, vibrant, and unforgettable novel, The Leisure Seeker, is a story of two seniors who escape from their retirement home and embark upon a hilarious and touching end-of-life road trip. Here is a story that will appeal to a wide range of readers: from retiring Baby Boomers to fans of Mitch Albom, Tom Perotta, David Sedaris, Nick Hornby, and Nicholas Sparks. In fact, the Detroit Free Press says, “I would recommend Michael Zadoorian’s The Leisure Seeker to almost anyone.”


About Michael Zadoorian

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Michael Zadoorian was born & raised in Detroit, Michigan. His short fiction has appeared in many journals, including "The Literary Review" & "American Short Fiction". He lives with his wife in a bungalow filled with many strange old objects & a death-row cat. "Second Hand" is his first novel.
Published January 21, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this affecting road novel, an elderly married couple leave their Detroit home and take off in their camper for one last adventure together. Ella Robina has “more health problems than a thi

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Just as John and Ella can no longer travel to the West Coast on Route 66 in its original entirety, neither can they recreate the vacations of yesterday --- when children were little, friends still alive and their own minds and bodies young and whole.

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USA Today

Zadoorian, 51, whose father had Alzheimer's and died five years ago, has done his homework along Route 66, which he discusses in a video on YouTube.

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Tampa Bay Times

But in Zadoorian's book what happens is this: Ella once again breaks the news to her Alzheimer's-afflicted husband, Jim, that their friends died years ago.

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