Novelist Donald Wetzel poignantly tackles one of the most heartrending medical issues--Alzheimer's disease--with wisdom and humor. He is the braver for it because he believes he is in the early stages of the disease. Wetzel's style is remarkable, using long-term memory as the fabric of his novel, a fabric interwoven with tangents and memory loss that make the tensility of his book all the stronger. Rather than pity, Wetzel calls for attention--to a fine storyteller who recognizes and reflects upon a limitation of what it is to be human.
"Wetzel covets the mental safety zone between youth's naivete and old age's dissipation of wits. In particular he fears Alzheimer's and as a renowned writer, his life force is at stake with that threat. Wetzel maintains his feisty humor and I urge readers to go with his distinctive rhythm; he offers a captivating look at his wisdom and talent." --Rocky Mountain News