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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: HARPER COLLINS USA; Media Tie In, Reprint edition (22 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062696866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062696861
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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"Zadoorian's pace is deceptive, it's restful. But unexpected scenes jump out at you. Come to the end and you'll say 'Oh my God.'"--Elmore Leonard

"A beautifully simple story...readable, frequently funny, sometimes all too realistically poignant...This is Detroit-area writer Zadoorian's second book; watch him; he's going places."--Detroit Free Press

"Michael Zadoorian's bittersweet story about two runaways who are in their 80s and in failing health could be a lovely film... I could see Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine in the lead roles...Call it Kerouac-lite. It's On the Road with shorter sentences and less drugs and sex."--USA Today

"Michael Zadoorian serves up an affectionate, clear-eyed peek at a pair of self styled "down-on-their-luck geezers" who just aren't ready to go gentle into that good night...Here's to hoping that we all handle our last days so well."--BookPage

"Second Hand is a wonderful book about life at yard sales, garage sales, and the like, where many antiques begin their journey 'up the ladder' into the upper retail realms."--Chris Jussel, host of Antiques Roadshow, PRAISE FOR SECOND HAND

"A couple of terminal senior citizens skip the end stage of hospitals and anxious children, step on the gas and stoically hightail it out of town...Death foretold, absolutely, but also the delight and adventure that comes late in life. The Dangerous Book for Seniors!"--Bob Morris

"Zadoorian's offbeat humor and obvious sympathy for his characters takes a story that could have been grim in the wrong hands and turns it into one of the most delightful books I've read in years."--Carol Schneck (Schuler Books & Music), for GALLEY TALK in Publishers Weekly

"This is no golden-age "Thelma and Louise" story. Zadoorian, like his protagonists, sticks to the slow lane, and the pace and sense of inevitability surrounding the Robinas' journey is almost reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road." But there's wry humor...along with a host of tender moments."--Orlando Sentinel

"The humor is dark, the story poignant (for instance, Ella describes their RV as a "recreational sarcophagus") and the journey so descriptive that it makes you want to take the trip yourself."--Flint Journal

"An evocative tale....Zadoorian mixes some dark humor with issues that touch nearly everybody. This reviewer, usually hooked on crime novels and sports, found The Leisure Seeker hard to put down."--Daily News (Michigan)

About the Author

Michael Zadoorian is the author of Second Hand and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit: Stories.

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