A powerful sense of intimacy and immediacy come through in Hillary Huber's narration of this meditative novel from the National Book Award-winning author of THE FRIEND. The story centers on an unnamed woman who travels to visit a cancer-stricken friend. The friend asks her to arrange matters after she commits suicide with a euthanasia drug. The complexities of euthanasia are highlighted in Huber's expressive portrayals of these women. Interspersed with this debate are ruminations on aging, societal expectations of women, and antinatalism. There is an abundance of challenging material here, which even includes a short episode of a cat's anthropomorphic thoughts vividly conveyed by Huber. This provocative audiobook can be devoured in one sitting but may be best appreciated in short listens. M.J. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593288559 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593288566 $47.50
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