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Should We Stay or Should We Go
 

Should We Stay or Should We Go (Paperback)

By Shriver, Lionel

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    1 Apr 22

The Cassandra of American letters. -New York Times When her father dies, Kay Wilkinson can't cry. Over ten years, Alzheimer's had steadily eroded this erudite man. Surely one's own father passing should never come as such a relief? Both healthy and vital medical professionals in ...their early fifties, Kay and her husband Cyril have seen too many of their elderly NHS patients in similar states of decay. Determined to die with dignity, Cyril makes a modest proposal: they should agree to commit suicide together once they've both turned eighty. When their deal is sealed in 1991, the spouses are blithely looking forward to another three decades together. But then they turn eighty. By turns hilarious and touching, playful and grave, Should We Stay or Should We Go portrays twelve parallel universes, each exploring a possible future for Kay and Cyril, from a purgatorial Cuckoo's-Nest-style retirement home to the discovery of a cure for ageing, from cryogenic preservation to the unexpected pleasures of dementia. Weaving in a host of contemporary issues - Brexit, mass migration, the coronavirus - Lionel Shriver has pulled off a rollicking page-turner in which we never have to mourn deceased characters, because they'll be alive and kicking in the very next chapter.
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ISBN 9780008458607
Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008458607
Stock Release date is 1 April 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint The Borough Press
Released 1 Apr 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Shriver, Lionel
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce, FICTION / Political, FICTION / Humorous / General
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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