Late in the Day

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Pub Date 21 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 12 Nov 2022

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How to go gently into that good night? Is there a fifth season?

In their advanced years, Honey, Hank and Seth didn’t expect to find themselves unattached through divorce, separation and death. They have little else in common except their morning ritual of taking a solitary walk along the same stretch of Florida coastline to behold the sun breaking through the horizon line with equilibrium and serenity, day after day. Each morning draws them closer until they relinquish their solitude and seek one another out. At first, silence is broken by polite conversation, stillness by small gestures. The bond between them slowly sets roots that are deep enough to guide them toward a bold decision that both embraces and defies their solitary condition and their advanced years.

Late in the Day is a lucid and sober meditation on the possibility of connection, companionship and renewal in three lives that have narrowed with time. With a keen eye for detail, Shapiro chips away at the crust of aging. Something more complex and delicate emerges with a realism that is simultaneously stark, poetic and deeply felt as Honey, Hank and Seth chart a future that is neither straightforward in their hope nor liberated from their pain.

How to go gently into that good night? Is there a fifth season?

In their advanced years, Honey, Hank and Seth didn’t expect to find themselves unattached through divorce, separation and death. They...


A Note From the Publisher

Brett Shapiro is an American writer and the author of Those Around Him, a novel published in 2019. His best-selling memoir L’Intruso was published in Italy, where he lived for 25 years, and later became an award-winning film and theatrical production. He is the author of two children’s books, one of which was the recipient of Austria’s National Book Award. His short stories have been performed in theatres throughout Italy. He is a veteran writer for the United Nations and currently lives by the beach in Florida.

Brett Shapiro is an American writer and the author of Those Around Him, a novel published in 2019. His best-selling memoir L’Intruso was published in Italy, where he lived for 25 years, and later...


Advance Praise

"Late in the Day explores the harsh realities of life and conveys interesting ideas through a unique and uncensored perspective. This heartfelt story also gives a sense of hope to readers and teaches a valuable lesson. Companionship doesn’t just come from a romantic relationship; it could also come from friendship."

-Literary Titan

"Brett Shapiro delivers a heartfelt read by uniting three unsuspecting souls."

-Feathered Quill

" A poignant novel about aging and companionship that will greatly appeal to lovers of literary fiction."

-BookView Review

"Late in the Day explores the harsh realities of life and conveys interesting ideas through a unique and uncensored perspective. This heartfelt story also gives a sense of hope to readers and teaches...


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