The Leisure Seeker
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The Leisure Seeker

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Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, coming January 2018 from Sony Pictures Classics

Official Selection

Toronto Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

"The Leisure Seeker is pretty much like life itself: joyous, painful, moving, tragic, mysterious, and not to be missed."--Booklist, starred review



The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds--even when everyone says you can't.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061671797
  • 9780061671791
  • 334,660

Review quote

A highly unusual, quirky treat it would make a dandy movie for those who enjoyed The Notebook. Sad and funny, heart-warming and heart-breaking, Zadoorian s mesmerizing tale is definitely one to savor, deftly told by a clever, witty master craftsman. --Lansing State Journal"
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Back cover copy

In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery. With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds--even when everyone says you can't.
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Review Text

"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
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Rating details

3,154 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 29% (907)
4 44% (1,381)
3 21% (654)
2 5% (161)
1 2% (51)
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