Elmer Left.

Elmer Left.
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Genre: Literary Fiction
Tags: journey, self-discovery
Publication Year: 2013
ASIN: B00H6S6H1U
ISBN: 1492359335

At the age of seventy-eight, Elmer Heartland packed up his things, kissed his sleeping wife on the forehead, and left. For good." So begins the journey of Elmer, a man in his twilight years who has spent most of his life simply doing what he was told. After year upon year of empty conversations, mea...

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“At the age of seventy-eight, Elmer Heartland packed up his things, kissed his sleeping wife on the forehead, and left. For good.”

So begins the journey of Elmer, a man in his twilight years who has spent most of his life simply doing what he was told. After year upon year of empty conversations, meaningless actions, and endless Lions Club meetings, Elmer decides that he has had enough. He packs up a duffel bag, tip-toes into the night, and hops on the the 4 a.m train to the city of There. As the train gathers speed and leaves his hometown in the dust, Elmer wonders where the road will take him and what adventures his new life has in store. He is ill-prepared for what will come next.

Elmer adventures across country, seeking personal meaning as he attempts to make peace with his past and grapple with his identity. Along the way, he encounters a quirky collection of people and places including two dueling soup kitchens, a pack of new-age collectivists, and a rainbow-colored meditation tower.

Elmer’s tale shows us it’s never too late to come-of-age.

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About the Author
Kate Bitters

author Kate BittersKate Bitters is a Minneapolis-based writer with a passion for magical realism.

She is the author of Elmer Left, a literary fiction novel about a man in his twilight years who runs away from home, Ten Thousand Lines, a dystopian novel about a man who gains consciousness in the middle of an underground revolution, and He Found Me, a nonfiction early reader about the dog she rescued in Panama. Her current project is Ellie Half-Shadow and the Mayan Prophecy, a YA book about a girl split between two distinct times and personalities.

When she’s not writing for herself, she is writing for Click Clack Writing, a company that helps individuals and businesses turn ideas into books. Kate enjoys hiking, traveling in Central America, reading, and candied ginger. She spends a lot of time walking with her dog, Dobby, and biking with her husband, Eric.

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