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Mid-Life by Joe Ollmann.


Title: Mid-Life.
Author: Joe Ollmann.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, romance.
Country: Canada.
Language: English.
Publication Date: March 1, 2011.
Summary: The story of John, who at 40 becomes a father again with his much younger second wife, which results in a slow, painful attack on his former virility and self-identity. John always believed that age is a state of mind; however, his adult daughters, baby son, energetic wife, stressful job, house full of cats, and flabby body, he reluctantly has to admit that he is having a midlife crisis. He takes solace from the stress of everyday life with a seemingly harmless infatuation with the pretty children's performer Sherry Smalls. Sherry, meanwhile, is equally desperate to find a distraction in life. Her path to rock stardom has been rudely overtaken by a semi-successful but completely loathsome gig as a children's performer. As their lives snowball, John's infatuation turns into obsession and a haphazard, fateful e-mail leads to a necessary reality check that may just be exactly what both of them need.

My rating: 8/10.
Tags: 2010s, 21st century - fiction, autobiographical fiction, canadian - fiction, family saga, fiction, fiction based on real events, graphic novels, romance

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