The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
Algonquin Books (2012)
290 pages, 3 stars
ABOUT THE BOOK: Benjamin Benjamin lost everything in an accident. Since then he has remade himself as a caregiver. His client, Trevor, is wheel chair restricted due to a terminal illness. In the beginning, Benjamin and Trevor form a superficial bond that upholds caregiver/patient ethics, but by the end that bond evolves into a friendship.
Together they embark on a road trip across country to heal themselves and on the way they meet with odd people, ridiculous situations, plenty of dark humor, and a little insanity. Read more about the novel here.
FASHION FRIDAY: My dear road tripper, when you aren’t wearing a mini skirt that’s too small and too tight for Benjamin’s liking, you’re stuffing yourself into these tight jeans. Their heart pattern shows the love you start to feel for Trevor, a weird kid that keeps you on your toes.
This highway tank is perfect for your ill-fated road trip (and it can billow out to accommodate a pregnant belly). When a car starts following the van, you can see Benjamin beginning to freak out. You know who that man is but you won’t say, because then you won’t be able to stay with Trevor.
These bright glasses cover up the grief in your eyes, years ago you lost everything. To this day you can’t figure out what to do to make it right. These flat yellow shoes will keep your feet stylish while you stand on them all day long.
Finally this necklace, is a big house with a family. Something you so desperately want back but can never have.