Naperville, IL (PRWEB) August 5, 2008
Georgiann Baldino's novel, "The Nursing Home Fugitive", first published in Australia, is now available in the United States through Barnes and Noble. American fans have been eagerly waiting for the United States release of Baldino's inspiring and often humorous story. "The Nursing Home Fugitive" challenges norms of behavior and reminds readers of any age, if they summon the courage, they have the ability to forge their futures.
After a stroke damages his ability to remember things Clive Parisi runs away from the nursing home. Living moment to moment creates unique challenges. Clive goes underground to avoid capture and along the way finds safe haven in places no one will look, such as an old maid's boudoir and a funeral home. An ensemble cast of eccentric characters range from a homeless man, who believes he is the Prophet Elijah, to a Texas bartender, who never met a woman he didn't love. Because of the people he meets, Clive's geriatric road trip becomes the journey of a lifetime.
Concurrent story lines intertwine Clive's trip with his step-daughter, Arlene. Her frantic efforts to find Clive takes Arlene on her own journey of self-discovery. When they are finally reunited, the outcome proves that, despite overwhelming outside influence, Clive can still determine what's going to become of him.
Margaret Marr of the Nights and Weekend website says in her review, "I was completely drawn into this bizarre voyage, eagerly waiting to see where Clive's journey might take him next."
Randy Lofficier, author and Publisher, Black Coat Press also praise Baldino's novel, "'The Nursing Home Fugitive' is a fascinating and enlightening look at the interior lives of the elderly. More than that, it offers a moving insight into the workings of a mind ravaged with age-related memory loss."