What Is It?
Lionel Shriver's fiction includes The Mandibles; Property; the National Book Award finalist, So Much for That; the New York Times bestseller, The Post-Birthday World; and the international bestseller, We Need to Talk About Kevin, adapted for a 2010 film starring Tilda Swinton. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She’s a regular columnist for the Spectator in Britain and Harper’s Magazine in the US.
Lionel Shriver will be in conversation with award-winning books journalist, Michele Magwood.
More About Her Latest Novel – Should We Stay or Should We Go
"An acerbically funny thought experiment… A contrarian on the page as well as in real life, Shriver is on fine form here, messing with her character’s lives while asking the big questions about mortality with a rigorous lack of sentimentality" – The Times
Determined to die with dignity, Kay and her husband Cyril – both healthy and vital medical professionals in their early fifties – make a pact: to commit suicide together once they’ve both turned eighty.
A lot can change in thirty years, however…
By turns hilarious and touching, playful and grave, Should We Stay or Should We Go portrays 12 parallel universes, each exploring a possible future for Kay and Cyril. Do they honour their agreement? And if not, will they live to regret it?
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When Is It?
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 from 18:30. Arrival is 18:00.
Where Is It?
Exclusive Books at Hyde Park Corner, corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, 6th Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
This event is FREE to attend, however, be sure to RSVP your spot. Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
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