Bill Whiting to read from 'An Early Work Late in Life' June 29

June 15, 2013

Artist and author Bill Whiting will give a reading from his book, "An Early Work Late in Life," at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at Proud Bookstore, 149 Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach.

"An Early Work Late in Life" is the true story of an exceptionally talented young artist named Daniel Arthur Allen and how one of his mysterious little jewel-like paintings was rediscovered in the vault of a major museum nearly four decades after his untimely death.

Told through the lens of a lover’s older eyes, "An Early Work Late in Life" takes place in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the sexual revolution, gay liberation and anti-Vietnam War protests made everyday life anything but predictable. Sometimes raucous and funny, sometimes heartbreaking, this memoir is ultimately a tribute to a wonderful, quirky, gentle young man who might have been a little too good for this world - and who believed he could exit this life and move on to a better one all on his own.