When Kay and her husband, Cyril, are in their 50s, they make a pact
to commit suicide together when they turn 80. Kay has watched her
elderly father’s demise from Alzheimer’s, and the couple want to
determine their own fate. What sounds like a depressing plot turns
into a fascinating and clever study of aging and self-determination.
It raises the question of how much it is possible to control one’s fate.
Shriver may have a macabre side to her writing, but she is an
extremely creative and talented writer. This novel will continuously
turn your head around with its many surprises! – Anita
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