When a young man cycles across America to arrive in New York he decides to visit his feisty aging grand-mother, with whom he shares idealistic notions about the world. She becomes a sounding board for his recent tragedy and fraught personal relationships, bringing her worldly wisdom, while she struggles with the inevitable toll of her aging body. They ultimately support one another in their mutual losses. This is a beautiful and poignant insight into life’s struggles seen from early and late in the journey, and the power of cross-generational support and healing. 4000 MILES was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.