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Summary

A life-affirming novel about choosing to die, by National Book Award winner and best-selling author of The Friend.

A woman visits a friend who is dying of cancer. Brilliant and stubborn, her friend makes a momentous request. She wishes to end her life on her own terms - and she wants the narrator's help. Stricken, she agrees. 'I promise,' says the friend, 'to make it as much fun as possible.'

What follows is an extraordinary tale of a friendship put to the greatest test: to witness, unflinching, its end. It is also a portrait of the way we live now, in a world endlessly troubled by crises and the dramatically changing nature of human relationships in our time.

©2020 Sigrid Nunez (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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