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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

(2012)
A novel by

 

"Sly and surprising... both a goofy road trip and a mission of atonement."
Stewart O'Nan


Ben was once a stay-at-home dad. Now, after a tragic accident left him with no home and no family, he is trying to rebuild his life with a career in caregiving. His first client is Trev, a sarcastic teenager with muscular dystrophy. In the mornings, Trev watches the weather channel in his wheelchair. In the evenings, he works on a giant wall map of America's weirdest tourist sites. He rarely leaves the house.

But when Trev's estranged father gets in touch, Ben breaks all the rules of caregiving by taking Trev on a road trip to visit him. Heading west in an ancient Winnebago via such roadside attractions as The Biggest Pit in the World and The Mormon Tabernacle, Ben and Trev crack jokes about girls, argue about fathers, philosophise about life and, slowly, start to mend their broken hearts. Acutely moving, full of warmth and compassion, this is a life-affirming story about finding hope and redemption after terrible tragedy.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-78185-175-1 / 978-1-78185-175-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-4104-5368-5 / 978-1-4104-5368-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-61620-039-1 / 978-1-61620-039-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-4434-4747-1 / 978-1-4434-4747-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-78185-177-8 / 978-1-78185-177-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-78185-176-X / 978-1-78185-176-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-61620-315-3 / 978-1-61620-315-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
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June 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
ISBN: 1-61174-899-2 / 978-1-61174-899-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   

June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Fundamentals of Caring
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Evison
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   


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