Horace Winter Says Goodbye

Conor Bowman. Hatchette, $20.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4736-4180-8
A bittersweet and redemptive novel, Bowman follows a befuddled yet brave protagonist through his farcical adventures. Upon retiring from the bank he worked at for decades, Horace Winter finds himself with a considerable amount of time on his hands. That is, until he’s diagnosed with a brain tumor and his time is limited. An awkward and lonely man, Horace sees the world in relation to lepidopterology, the study of butterflies and moths. To him, every person he encounters is categorizable as a butterfly—a person who is good—or a moth—someone less than desirable. As the cancer progresses, he finds himself trying to right the wrongs of his past and find answers to questions that have haunted him. Regardless of his fear of facing the truth about himself and his family, Horace spreads his wings and takes flight, in command of his life for the first time. Slow to start, the novel picks up pace as Horace begins his many adventures. Resolute in his plans, Horace is a tenderhearted, quirky man readers will come to cherish. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/17/2017
Release date: 06/06/2017
Genre: Fiction
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