Fiction. Gerald (with his son’s input) gives us a series of witty monologues concerning life in a typical elder home. As both his mental and physical condition deteriorate, he moves from Independent Living to Assisted Living and, finally, Death. In so doing, father and son plunder a variety of texts, refunctioning them to fit this gerontic narrative into a sampler culture.
About the Author
James R. Hugunin teaches Critical Theory and the History of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 He won the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in the field of Photography sponsored by the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States.