Flee, Fly, Flown

Flee, Fly, Flown

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Lillian and Audrey hatch a plot to escape from Tranquil Meadows Nursing Home, "borrow" a car, and spend their hastily planned vacation time driving to destinations west. They set out on their journey having forgotten that their memory problems might make driving and following directions difficult. Then they meet up with the unsuspecting Rayne, a young man also heading west in hope of reconciling with his family. Without minimizing the realities of old age, dementia, and frailty, Lillian and Audrey's story is rich with laughter, adventure, and hope.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781927583036
Branch Call Number: HEP
Characteristics: 237 p. ;,23 cm


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Feb 22, 2017

Loved this book, well written on a difficult subject.
Loved the main characters and the escape story!
Would make a good Book club book or a great movie!

mayfairlady Sep 11, 2013

starts out strong..very funny
comes up short in the end

melwyk Jul 03, 2013

This is a great choice for a summer read: road trip, two feisty senior citizens, handsome young man driving, what could go wrong?

Quite a bit, actually, if we're talking Lillian and Audrey, on the lam from their Ottawa nursing home.

The book succeeds quite admirably at delving into the internal worlds of two women who are only seen as patients. When we are believed to be a "self" only through the action of our memory, what happens when that memory begins to fail? This is an issue that Hepburn is addressing here. It's a fun read, but anticipate some depth and some pathos along with the hijinks.

(full review at http://indextrious.blogspot.ca/2013/06/flee-fly-flown.html )

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