A Day in the Life
Monday, August 29th 2016
About Tom Walker: Tom Walker's short story collection Signed Confessions was published in 2012. A former editor of SA: The Magazine of San Antonio and two airline magazines, Southwest and Continental, he has also written hundreds of magazine features, profiles and reviews and a history book, Banking on Tradition. He is now writing the histories of two dynastic families dating back to the Norman Invasion in 1066. Walker lives in San Antonio with his artist wife, Lila, and their glamorous rescue dog Gypsy, an Alaskan Malamute.
About A Day in the Life: As reclusive Professor Emeritus George Gordon Bombazine rises at dawn on his seventieth birthday, he plans to kill himself that night. He lives with his old dog Argos; his wife has left him for another professor; his estranged son and sister despises him, and he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He knows precisely the time and place he'll suicide, yet hopes that something might happen today to make him want to go on living. As the day progresses, things do happen—sex, love, friendship, forgiveness, even a chance for a movie screenplay. But do they happen in time, and will they be enough?