A year after the early death of his wife, John Davies comes hesitantly out of retirement to take a job at The Wheaton, a senior's residence. Having resisted 'getting involved' for his entire life, John is immediately out of his comfort zone. The Wheaton is a boundary-free environment, and he is immersed in the kinds of sticky matters he usually does his best to avoid. Surrounded by mortality and the ghosts of regret haunting many of the residents, John begins to do the unthinkable: relate to his fellow creatures and reconsider his past. After a life of being a selfish husband and a distracted absentee father, is it too late to try to make amends?
About the author
'The Wheaton' is Joanne Jackson's debut novel. She lives in Saskatoon with her husband and a border collie named Mick. She has two married children and two wonderful grand-daughters. Joanne loves reading, writing, and walking her dog for at least two hours every day, even when it's thirty below in the prairies.