Author(s): Joan Barfoot
We all get old - there is no escaping it - but some of us age more disgracefully than others!
When three woman and one man come together in a retirement home they are well aware of how the rest of the world will view such a move. But these people are still the complex, quirky and fascinating characters they have always been. They've had affairs, marriages, children, witnessed dodgy financial dealings and all the twists and turns that life can present.
In their new environment, one is confronted by an ex-lover, another questions a lifetime dedicated to 'doing good', and they all loathe with a passion the patronising director of the home. They drink, they smoke...they even flirt and remember what is was like when flirtation actually led somewhere. But then one of them asks a question no one is prepared for...
Exit Lines is a wry, funny but also terribly poignant novel about life's turning points but also about how we adapt and change. It is unafraid to tackle the big questions but does so with a wit and lightness of touch that are delightful.