“Homing” takes readers on a poignant and contemporary journey as a son navigates the challenges of transporting his dementia-afflicted father from Florida to Montreal, weaving a narrative that skillfully addresses the complexities of aging and family dynamics while offering moments of nostalgic charm and profound wisdom. – Amazon Review
Robert’s father is in the late stages of dementia, in need of near-constant care. When his girlfriend’s caregiver fatigue gets the better of her, she leaves him all alone in the world—except for his son. But while he’s living in a trailer in Florida, Rob’s in a one-room studio apartment in Montreal. And, as of today, after a run-in with a bunch of TSA agents with no patience for a frightened old man and a failure to understand the word “dementia” … he is now on the no-fly list.
And then there’s Rob. Ex-husband (the “ex” is a recent addition) and father (when he can get his children to even look at him). He’s a real estate agent who lives in a cracker box and who lost his top-earner status when he started drinking after the divorce. He’s pretty much alone in the world, too, when it comes down to it, except for a father who’s a lot more pleasant to him now that he has no idea who Rob is.
Dad is now Rob’s responsibility; they’ve just got to get him to Montreal. But a quick and easy flight isn’t an option…
His father’s ancient car could probably get them home—if Rob can manage to plan and execute a road trip across most of the States, make it to payday without his child support cheque bouncing, keep his father safe, and figure out what the hell he’s supposed to do with him when they get back. Oh, and not get fired in the attempt.
It’s going to be a long drive.
About the Author
Marc L. Carrier has lived a life of words since he was young. He’s a voice actor, screenwriter, magazine writer, and poet in English, French, and Spanish. He left school at 17 to become a DJ, pivoted to comedy writing, and survived a tumultuous relationship with his own father and a difficult divorce. The first thing that taught him to write was reading, and since then he’s nourished a long love for literary fiction.
When he’s not taking us on guided tours of language, he likes to travel. He and his wife (artist Frankie Miller) have traveled all over Latin America and Europe and made a few forays into Africa. Now, Marc lives between Montreal and Mexico with his wife and their cat-but the adventures continue.
Be sure to check out the authors website: marcluccarrier.com