This review of Throwback by Susan Canavarro showed up on Smashwords:
In Throwback, Jack Remick writes about relationships, about pain and suffering, about illness and death, loneliness, emptiness, suicide, the last gasps of a life from one story to the next, transversing all his characters. It’s interesting that Remick’s male protagonist in each is the one constant compassionate caregiver, the listener, the helper, but always, the one left behind, sad and bereft at his loss. It’s like there is a deep-rooted need to be the savior. And when death comes to one character, his protagonist transudes from one story, one loss, to another, as if passing through the pores of life, changing names, but remaining standing within his own loss.
I relate to Jack Remick’s writing because he doesn’t try to hide pain and suffering. He’s not scribbling down the words singing an upbeat life is wonderful tune. He’s telling it like it is. The undercurrent of pain bubbles up to the surface in each story and in each of our life stories. He forces us to face it head on.
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