The Inevitable: Stories of Life, Choice and the Right to Die (Paperback)Katie Engelhart (author)
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'Fascinating.... Deeply disturbing... Brilliant' Sunday Times
'Powerful and moving.' Louis Theroux
Meet Adam. He's twenty-seven years old, articulate and attractive. He also wants to die. Should he be helped? And by whom?
In The Inevitable, award-winning journalist Katie Engelhart explores one of our most abiding taboos: assisted dying. From Avril, the 80-year-old British woman illegally importing pentobarbital, to the Australian doctor dispensing suicide manuals online, Engelhart travels the world to hear the stories of those on the quest for a 'good death'.
At once intensely troubling and profoundly moving, The Inevitable interrogates our most uncomfortable moral questions. Should a young woman facing imminent paralysis be allowed to end her life with a doctor's help? Should we be free to die painlessly before dementia takes our mind? Or to choose death over old age? A deeply reported portrait of everyday people struggling to make impossible decisions, The Inevitable sheds crucial light on what it means to flourish, live and die.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Powerful and moving. Engelhart recounts the stories of those she meets with humanity and grace. * Louis Theroux, bestselling author of Gotta Get Theroux This *
Deeply researched and beautifully reported... [Engelhart] writes compassionately of her subjects' struggles. * The Economist *
A brilliantly sensitive and deeply moving account of assisted dying.* Stephen Westaby, Sunday Times bestselling author of Fragile Lives *
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