Homesickness attacks the lungs first…” It is a loneliness. Daniel Coshnear takes difficult matters of the heart and weaves a beautiful nonlinear storyline through the life of Reggie, a young husband and father, whose mother is dying. To put one’s finger on home and what causes homesickness, the sadness that causes us to long for someplace that will make everything better. Come to find out home is love. And “love is a two-stroke engine” of perfect compression and combustion with a great deal of exhaust and fumes in the mix. A delight to read.
- Raleigh Rand, author of Brightleaf: A Novel
With his rare perception of the human landscape, Dan Coshnear takes us upon one man’s odyssey through a labyrinth of loneliness, loving and loss.
- HB Reid, author of The Adventures of Charles T. Woolley
When I read Dan Coshnear I find myself saying, to myself and sometimes out loud, “brilliant!” “So lovely!” “How did he do it?” Homesick Redux is dense with riches, with moments of delight and agony (some of which make us wince, or even flinch). Dan’s voice speaks to you the way your best friend does, or should: honestly, to the point of pain; self-effacingly, with dark humor to leaven the pathos; with empathy for the gravity of our lives and how it pins us down – it is even-handed and true.
- David Porter, author of Protracted Adolescence