Kumquat by Jeff Strand

Kumquat - Jeff Strand

 

Todd meets Amy at a local film festival, he finds her funny, attractive and unfortunately with an inoperable brain aneurysm. They decide to do something spontaneous and plan a weekend driving from Florida to Rhode Island to sample a legendary hot dog. Todd and Amy are great characters, their relationship never seemed forced, the dialogue between them felt natural with all the awkwardness and self doubt that usually plagues people as they let someone new into their life.
Even with his horror I find that Mr Strand can pull my heartstrings a little (or a lot, read Dweller) and at one point I thought I would likely be in floods again by the end of the read. A bit of a departure from the normal books I read from him but one that deftly shows his considerable skills as an author.
I received a digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.