‘Start Without Me’ Illustrates Why Some of Us Avoid Going Home at All Costs [REVIEW]


When a recovering alcoholic and a pregnant flight attendant meet in an airport restaurant on Thanksgiving Day, they share much more than turkey in Joshua Max Feldman’s Start Without Me.

Jathan & Heather

North Amherst, Massachusetts In Start Without Me, Joshua Max Feldman proves that sometimes going back to your childhood home isn’t as joyous as it could be. (Photo by Doug Kerr, Flickr)

Home for the holidays. The very thought of it conjures up idealized Hollywood scenarious where everything is perfect, blanketed in clean white snow, with the family gathered around the table sharing fond, sweet memories of yesteryear. But in Joshua Max Feldman’s new novel, Start Without Me, he depicts another type of homecoming altogether. In fact, this story is as far from a Frank Capra movie as you can get. 

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