Untethered: A Caregiver's Tale

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Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale is fiction from the comic side of the "sandwich generation"—working moms and dads "sandwiched" between the older and younger generations, caring for everyone but themselves. The story is cathartic fun aimed not at our seniors, but in praise of caregivers everywhere.

Tom Conklin is a workaday administrator and proud baby boomer whose sandwiched life explodes when his recent divorce ends in marriage to Mel—a sexy, younger French colleague—as he begins caring for his aging and increasingly difficult parents. With Mel’s desire for children proving a game changer, his pot-smoking, French great-grandmother-in-law moving in, and his elderly neighbors challenging his very sense of self, Tom escapes into magical thinking. Buying into local lore sends him searching for real buried treasure, but meaningful, emotional treasure proves much more elusive.

All proceeds from the sale of Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale are being donated to Alzheimer's research!

"Untethered: A Caregiver’s Tale is that rare thing, funny fiction about a serious subject. It tells the story of Tom, a baby boomer with aging parents who need to be watched over, his young wife Mel, and a number of stray seniors who seem to have walked out of a P. G. Wodehouse story. Engaging and moving, this novel will keep you reading past your bedtime.”
—Wyn Cooper, author of Chaos is the New Calm

"You can't avoid death, taxes, and caring for the elderly."
—Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, producers/creators, Getting On

For more information about the book, the author, and donations in the fight against Alzheimer's, please visit www.untetheredcaregiver.com.

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Phyllis Peters is an author of novels, poetry, and plays whose work has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as The Pinch, The Ampersand Review, Munich Found, Exterminating Angel Press Magazine, and the Regional Festival of New Playwrights at Geva Theatre. In addition, she writes regularly for artists and has recently launched Visualocution.com—writing services that support visual professionals.

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