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What Are You Going Through

What Are You Going Through

An unexpectedly life-affirming novel about choosing to die, by National Book Award winner and bestselling author of THE FRIEND

‘Love, death, friendship, compassion & SO MUCH wisdom. I just adore Sigrid Nunez’ PAULA HAWKINS

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st October 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405546980

Reviews

Short, sharp, and quietly brutal ... Nunez returns to many of the topics she mined in The Friend, which won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2018: the meaning of life, the nature of death, writing, the purpose of friendship. This is hardly a criticism; in fact, what else is there? ... The novel is concerned with the biggest possible questions and confronts them so bluntly it is sometimes jarring: How should we live in the face of so much suffering? Dryly funny and deeply tender; draining and worth it.
Kirkus Reviews (Starred)
Nunez studies the intersection of friendship and morality. Much of the novel's action is internal, as the attention of its judgmental, withholding narrator flicks from books to movies to sharp-edged thoughts about the people she encounters, offering plenty of surprises. Those willing to jump along with her should be tantalized by the provocative questions she raises
Publishers Weekly
Love, death, friendship, compassion & SO MUCH wisdom. I just adore Sigrid Nunez
Paula Hawkins