The Journey Home

Portraits of Healing

by Gabriel Bron



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781663222954

About the Book

The Journey Home is a novel narrated through 35 engaging vignettes involving a son’s relationship with his parents during their final year of life. Using amplified recollections, vivid dreams, and impressionistic illustrations. The Journey Home leads the reader on an amazing pilgrimage of discovery and healing. Staring with the onset of his mother’s Alzheimer’s and proceeding through the eventual admission of both his parents to nursing homes. The Journey Home explores the complex and intimate process of evolving relationship in the final passage of life. Immersing the reader in the experience of caring for someone facing physical decline and dementia, this novel offers encouragement for all caregivers of the elderly. Told with the warmth and humor, each vignette invites the reader to understand the bittersweet emotions that are part of grieving and healing. Through making honest connections with the past and present, the Journey narrative demonstrates how life-altering challenges can be faced with openness, dignity, and grace.

About the Author

Gabriel Bron is a renowned American linguist, specializing in psycholinguistics, language acquisition, language loss, in dementia. He has worked on language project in multiple countries and government institutions. Formerly a professor of linguistics, he currently lives in San Francisco as an independent scholar and author.