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A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

By Robert McGill
Categories: Fiction
Paperback : 9781552454442, 220 pages, June 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770567191, 250 pages, June 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770567184, 250 pages, June 2022
Expected to ship: 2022-06-14
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A bold and absurd new take on the dystopian plague novel, where people are treated like IKEA furniture

Distraught and hopeless, an eighteen-year-old distance runner, Regan, decides to end her life. And she’ll do it through an unusual new method available only on the dark web. Enter Ülle, a woman with amnesia, who will, inadvertently, make Regan’s wish come true.

Soon Ülle begins to remember her past and the outrageous steps her government took to combat a deadly pandemic of parasitic infections, which have brought her to this new country and to Regan’s house. Meanwhile, Regan might be changing her mind, and she finds herself more and more concerned about keeping both Ülle and herself alive. But the shadowy organization that brought them together wants to keep them both quiet – permanently.

A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life is a darkly comic dystopian tale that probes our anxieties around boundaries, whether territorial or bodily, and our fraught desire not to die alone.

??“The guy knows what he’s doing, from missing children to silk parachutes, you are never lost and he will catch you. ” – Zadie Smith, author of NW

“A storyteller who refuses to keep things straight, and for this produces freshly captivating effects. ” – Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist

“A writer of striking talent and originality. ” – Daily Mail on The Mysteries

“McGill is a talented writer, adept at expressing the nuanced, unspoken truths that beg the lies by which we live. ” – Observer on The Mysteries