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The Wanderer

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Wanderer (2017) Dahlia Donovan (The Sin Bin)

The WandererThis is a romance. With cancer.

Graham languished in his bungalow on the water for two days. He never got sick, which made him the worst patient in the world.

One of the things that makes this story so good is that it is unflinching in looking at what cancer and surgery in chemo do to a body.

Aside from losing his hair, Graham’s body suffered from other side effects. His skin grew paler, and his nails were brittle. They’d gotten lotion to help with his dry and irritated skin.

As well as to a relationship.

Nothing anyone could do would make it better. His dad had always claimed one couldn’t move beyond something awful without getting all the sorrows and emotions out first. It hurt to not be able to do anything more than sit quietly while Graham vented his fears and frustrations.

And also with family relationships.

Rupert’s last visit had ended in angry tears from both twins; the older ginger hadn’t been back since the fight.

But it is brutal about the long term physical effects.

They’d all warned him about fatigue continuing to be a problem for what could be a potentially prolonged period up to several years post-surgery.

Including issues with sex.

The story is blunt about all those things, which is why I wanted to reread it.

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Rating: 8.5/10


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