A woman visits a friend with terminal cancer. Brilliant, strong-willed and alone, the friend, facing death, makes a momentous request. Will she accompany her on a holiday where she will, without warning one day, take a lethal pill to end her life on her own terms?
Shaken and grieving, she finds the strength to agree. What follows is an extraordinary story - profound, surprising and often funny - of a lifelong friendship given the ultimate challenge; to witness its end.
Utterly of our moment and timeless, WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH is a deeply moving affirmation of life in its current existential threat and in its ordinary tragedies - the loss, loneliness, and the love that yet survives.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award, as
well as several other novels including A Feather on the Breath of God and The Last of Her Kind. She is also the author
of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her work has either been or is being translated into more than twenty languages.
What are you going through