Inevitable, The: Stories of Life, Choice and the Right to Die

Katie Engelhart

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 6th Jan '22


A compelling and beautifully written exploration of the topic which breaks all taboos: assisted death

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BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SPECTATOR AND THE TIMES’Fascinating…. Deeply disturbing… Brilliant’ Sunday Times’Powerful and moving.’ Louis TherouxMeet 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.317 kg
Dimensions 24 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 352