When push comes to shove, Death forces them to fight

their way back to life. But what happens when

It decides to tag along for the ride?

A big man, a small man, a sort-of man, a sort-of dog, 

a not-so great woman, an oh-so great woman, all attempting

to escape the terminal institution at the end of life’s road.

Dispel all of your preconceptions and dare to venture into this

allegorical tale, about five older people who know nothing,

written by a younger person pretending to know everything.


"Milo Twyla is a modern-day philosopher.

Removing stereotypical divisions between polar ages,

this young sage writes of the winter of life

with such refreshing empathy and intimacy

that one is reminded of the humanity of our older generation.

After all, a person is a person no matter how old."


The Essence of Senescence is OUT NOW!

Milo Twyla's debut novel is finally here

available as both

paperback  &  ebook


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* Winner of The Innovative Awards 2020 *


★ ★ ★ ★ ★


this has become one of my top ten

most favorite books I have ever read


a book that will span the decades of time and grow with the reader


- Hayley, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


a beautiful ethereal style that allows

the story to be warm and engaging


can be cherished and revisited

throughout life as age changes us and

the lens by which we approach it


- Mercedes, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


a cinematic touch

that takes me along for the ride


the kind of story I can go back to

and enjoy all over again


- Myosotis, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


interesting twists and hidden gems,

this is a one of a kind story


- Hibi, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


one of those stories that you’ll get something new out of with each re-read


- Soraya, Goodreads & NetGalley reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


a very beautiful and eloquent narrative from a talented writer


- Sohaiba, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★


never read anything like this, and doubt

I’ll come across anything like it again


- Mariah, Goodreads & NetGalley reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★


enjoyment, thrill and laughter to be found in this book no matter your age


brings youth and experience together


- Christian, Goodreads & Reedsy reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★


blend of lyrical exposition and

attention grabbing dialogue


- Hameed, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


a phenomenal piece of art


- Maggie, Goodreads reviewer

★ ★ ★ ★


a literary masterpiece


- Rachel, Goodreads reviewer


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