From the Publisher
• Wrenching, provocative, and surprisingly funny: After twenty
years of living with terminal illness, Zoe's mother decided to end
her life-and asked her three daughters for their assistance. For
months, the decision drags on as her mother changes her methods and
schedule, and the negotiations stir up old memories, sibling
rivalries, and questions about family loyalty. Eventually there is
compromise and courage and Zoe's mother has her happy - if
imperfect - ending..
• A controversial subject-assisted suicide: Zoe and her sisters
struggle to accept the imminent death of their mother, circling
around the same questions: Who will help her? Will they go to jail?
Can they bear to let her die alone? With a doctor prescribing
lethal doses of sleep medication, a visit from a member of the
Hemlock Society's "Final Exit Network," and the temptations of
overdosing on morphine, the issues and people in Imperfect
Endings are at the center of the debate on assisted suicide.
• An award-winning new voice: An acclaimed journalist, Zoe won
first place in the 2008 Pacific Northwest Writers' Association
literary contest and was a finalist at the San Francisco Writer's
Conference for Imperfect Endings . .
About the Book
Zoe Carter's wrenching memoir about a family coming to terms with the mother's plan, after a long and difficult illness, to commit suicide.
Published: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439148244
ISBN - 13: 9781439148242