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Life Events

Waclawiak, Karolina, 1979- Book - 2020 Fiction / Waclawiak, Karolina, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Waclawiak, Karolina None on shelf 5 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"[This] novel follows Evelyn, who, at thirty-seven, is on the verge of divorce and anxiously dreading the death of everyone she loves. She combats her existential crisis by avoiding her husband and aimlessly driving along the freeways of California looking for an escape - one that eventually comes when she discovers a collective of "exit guides." Evelyn enrolls in their training course, where she learns to provide companionship and a final exit for terminally ill patients seeking a conscious departure. She meets Daphne, a dying woman still full of life; Lawrence, an aging porn king; and Daniel, who seems too young to die and whom Evelyn falls for, despite knowing better, not to mention the exit guide code. Each client opens something new in Evelyn, allowing her a chance to access her own grief and confront the self-destructive ways she suppresses her pain. When Evelyn travels through the Southwest to an afterlife convention to further her death education, she must finally face her complicated relationship with her alcoholic father and reconcile her life choices."--Publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780374186951
0374186952

SUBJECTS
Death -- Fiction.
Death -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Assisted suicide -- Fiction.
Terminally ill -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Fellowship -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.