All the Lonely People

by Mike, Gayle centers around Hubert Bird, an 84-year-old Jamaican man who strives to find a connection and a cure for his loneliness. Hubert has lived in the UK for nearly 60 years, but recently he has retreated from the world and lives in isolation with his cat, much to the concern of his daughter, Rose, a professor living in Australia. To keep her from worrying, Hubert has invented a rich and varied social life for himself that he reports to her faithfully. When Rose plans a visit, however, Hubert realizes he must find a way to make his made-up friendships a reality. This is a sweet, comforting story.