This true story is retold by Gary, a 30-year-old nurse who has taken a job doing night shifts in a suburban Sydney nursing home. He is a well-travelled young man, haunted by the hurt caused by calling off his wedding.He soon discovers Jessie, a gracious yet distressed 98-year-old, tired of her bedridden existence, wanting her life to end. Deflecting her request, he offers new hope, asking her to recount her beautiful life memories. She wants her last sensual conversation and he is in need of his first.Over the next two months, Jessie relives her Delicious life told in Moments, interspersed with lessons for Gary to show up and live life to its fullest. Her stories vary—a wanted kiss, a deft touch, an erotic tasting, an invite of a silken caress. Over time, she draws out his uncertainty, replacing it with a new-found quest to lead a sensual life.
This is up there onn my favourite novel list.
It is hard to put into words the many layers of this beautifully written novel and the joy taken in it's reading.
The story of Gary and his elderly friend Jessie as they weave through their pasts and present is mesmerising.
Journeys through the so many levels of being a sensual being - enlightening and entertaining,
Hoping there is a sequel or even two, or more?
This is a unique novel - a 'one of a kind" and would recommend all those in search of meaning to life, an understanding of existene - read it.
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