As Time Goes By by W. Royce Adams

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B8CZBSXV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ RJK Books; 1st edition (August 10, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 10, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
The main character known only as Old, now in his late eighties and failing, asks himself, “Besides just another relic of time, who am I– really?” Concerned with what life has given him and what he has given it, Old begins writing his memoir using what he calls “windows into his life,” each segment a particular time in his life is told in short chronological narratives: the aftermath of a lynching as a young child; struggling with family loyalties; his introduction to homosexuality; his first crush; working after school in a grocery store; meeting an ostracized teenager who becomes his life-long friend; how his college educational experience changed his life; his enlistment and experiences in the navy during the Korean War; his experience of marrying too young; his career as a freelance writer; finding lasting love; his painful experiences struggling with cancers and the effects of medication; travel experiences and their effects on his life; and his search for a philosophy of life and death.

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