The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel

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Algonquin Books, Aug 28, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Jonathan Evison has crafted a novel of the heart, a novel of unlikely heroes traveling through a grand American landscape, and most of all, a story that offers a profound look into what it takes to truly care for another person. Bursting with energy and filled with moments of absolute beauty, this bighearted and inspired novel ponders life’s terrible surprises as well as its immeasurable rewards.

  

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Contents

hooked on mnemonics
1
the pro
6
ofer
12
the long way home
15
adventures in cartography
18
any other day
22
crossing the line
26
the whistle stop
28
fingers
143
take no chances
147
here and abroad
152
dot
156
terrible things to say
162
the story with dot
165
the dealership
172
almost home
176

profiles
33
pins and needles
35
bernard and ruth
39
technicalities
44
the horse
47
poetry
53
guess whos coming to dinner
55
when does now begin?
58
battle of the blur
60
stations
66
three feathers
70
this is not a funeral
75
the trouble with bob
81
flight
87
no time
91
look at us now
94
monday monday
98
green beans
103
postcards from the hinterlands
105
desperate measures
107
accidents
111
mr goodbar
115
manning up
119
meet the replacement
125
liftoff
131
east of the mountains
133
george washington
136
skylark
140
the box
177
grand canyon
185
the story with peaches
187
and many more
191
before agatewood
197
a year and a day
198
the calm
203
confusion
205
the daze
207
the long haul
210
ghost town
214
the edge
220
promise
226
old faithful
229
you dont understand
236
something else entirely
238
volumes
239
out of the frying pan
240
boxes
245
west yellowstone redux
248
another long haul
251
the hideabed incident
257
the biggest pit in the world
263
the longest haul yet
268
a king
269
close enough
271
acknowledgments
277
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About the author (2012)

Jonathan Evison lives on an island on the coast of Washington State. His first novel, All About Lulu, won the Washington State Book Award. This is his third novel.

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