Steven Patrick is a
first time author living with his wife and two boys in Metuchen,
New Jersey. He is a graduate of The Newark School of Fine and
Industrial Arts and Kean University and is today a practicing
artist and member of the Edison Arts Society. He is Director of
Design for a New Jersey-based architectural firm, and a
long-standing professional member of The American Society of
Interior Designers. He has taught design at Brookdale Community
College and is Co-chair of the Brookdale Interior Design Program
The author was inspired to write JOURNEY AT DUSK soon after his
father’s passing from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Though a work of fiction, the book is a reflection of time spent
together at the end of his father’s “Journey”—a time of
confusion and concern, but also of revelation and humor. The
author was privileged to witness the poignant end to a life well
spent. This book is an attempt to share some of that precious
experience with others.
Can one man change the world?
Journey at Dusk
is a fictional account of a man struggling with the degenerative
effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The protagonist in this story,
Martin Fielding, is not content to “go quietly” and despite
great odds, is determined to share with future generations his
conviction that the errors of the past need not be repeated. His
stubborn attempt to leave behind this valuable lesson may seem
to be naive, Quixotic and, given his physical and mental state,
doomed to failure. The reader will discover, however, that
Martin has a powerful weapon remaining in his rapidly depleting
arsenal of resources—passion. It is passion that allows
the hero of this story, or anyone of us, to dare to
achieve the impossible.