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Should we stay or should we go : a novel / Lionel Shriver.

Shriver, Lionel, (author.).

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  • 28 of 32 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library.

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1 current hold with 32 total copies.

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Putnam Public Library SHRIVER (Text to phone) 33610148408518 New Material Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063094246
  • ISBN: 006309424X
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
When her father, who had been ravaged by Alzheimer's for ten years, dies, Kay and her husband, Cyril, determined to one day die with dignity, take control of their final years by making a pact to exit the world together at the age of eighty.
Over ten years, Kay Wilkinson watched as Alzheimer's steadily eroded her father into a paranoid lunatic. Both medical professionals, Kay and her husband Cyril have seen too many elderly patients in similar states of decay. Although healthy and vital in their early fifties, the couple fears what may lie ahead. Determined to die with dignity, Cyril makes a modest proposal: To spare themselves and their loved ones such a humiliating and protracted decline, they should agree to commit suicide together once they've both turned eighty. When their deal is sealed, the spouses are blithely looking forward to another three decades together. But then they turn eighty.... -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Married people > Fiction.
Older people > Fiction.
Suicide pacts > Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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Should We Stay or Should We Go : A Novel
Should We Stay or Should We Go : A Novel
by Shriver, Lionel
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Author Notes

Should We Stay or Should We Go : A Novel

Lionel Shriver was born Margaret Ann Shriver on May 18, 1957 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She changed her first name because of her preference for it. She was educated at Barnard College, and Columbia University (BA, MFA). She has lived in Nairobi, Bangkok and Belfast, and currently lives in London. Shriver wrote seven novels and published six (one novel could not find a publisher) before writing We Need to Talk About Kevin, which she called her "make or break" novel. She won the 2005 Orange Prize for her eighth published novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, a thriller and close study of maternal ambivalence, and the role it might have played in the title character's decision to murder nine people at his high school. The book created a lot of controversy, and achieved success through word of mouth. The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 was published in May 2016. (Bowker Author Biography)

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