By Susan Varga
Julia has suddenly lost her husband and, along with him, her will to live. The vital, energetic old woman that her daughter Kati thought she knew has disappeared almost overnight. How is Kati to cope with a mother constantly on the verge of suicide? This finely wrought tale of love and conflict casts a searchlight into dark areas - how people deal with ageing, loss, death, and grief. At what point are you allowed to say "Life is not worth living?" The story is exquisite and captures the complications of parents and their adult children, and matters around the quality of life.
Publication Date: 4/15/2009