The Old Guy Goes
Spanning four decades, The Old Guy Goes tells the story of a college teacher from his prime at age forty surrounded by admiring students to his death at eighty surrounded by loving family.
In this poignant novel, author Keith Elkins is speaking to his contemporaries -- he’s eighty-five—as well as to their loved ones about a life well lived. Eldred Duker
stubbornly fights both cognitive and physical decline until he dies.
Elkins set out to write a short story about something scary that could quite plausibly happen to him. Instead of being terrified or depressed, he found the exercise therapeutic. So he wrote more and more stories about growing old and discovered he’d written The Old Guy Goes.
At the end, the old guy goes with satisfaction. And the reader will feel the same in turning the last page.