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The Resource Should we stay or should we go, Lionel Shriver

Should we stay or should we go, Lionel Shriver

Label
Should we stay or should we go
Title
Should we stay or should we go
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide pacts
  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • Married people
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Older people
  • Choice (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Should we stay or should we go, Lionel Shriver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068925978
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008458560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1198017872
Label
Should we stay or should we go, Lionel Shriver
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068925978
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008458560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1198017872

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