What's left of us when we are gone? In When I was Young and In My Prime, a young woman watches her grandparents begin to decline. As she sorts throught the couple's belongings she reflects on the untold stories and unsung bonds that make up our lives. Meanwhile, she moves through life in the city, her own marriage and the struggle to understand what , ultimately, we owe each other.
Weaving together voices, diary entries, poems, conversations and lists, this book cuts to the heart of our search for intimacy and family, for what makes life meaningful and love real.
The result is a smart, moving novel about personal and cultural decline, dignity and work, the urban and the rural, the old and the new, and in the midst of it all the search for something ageless.