The wilderness

328 pages

English language

Published Feb. 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cape.

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It's Jake's birthday. He is sitting in a small plane, being flown over the landscape that has been the backdrop to his life. Now he is in his early 60s, and he isn't quite the man he used to be. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's.

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  • Family relationships
  • Patients
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Fiction