The Great Unexpected

The Great Unexpected

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''Dan [...] introduces us to a shocking post-trauma world where everything and nothing makes perfect sense'. Annie West, award-winning illustrator

'I've never read anything quite like it ... funny, moving and terrifying all at once.' Rick O'Shea




"If you're going to end it, you better make it big. No slipping off bridges, it's undignified for men of our vintage. Go big or don't bother."

Joel lives in a nursing home and he's not one bit happy about it. He doesn't like being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. In fact, he doesn't like living at all, and he's decided he's going to end his life on his terms.

When he tells retired soap-actor Frank about his dark plan, Frank urges him to go out with a bang. Together, they embark on a mission to find the perfect suicide, and along the way, discover the strength of friendship when you really feel alone.







'An engaging and poignant story that deserves to be read and enjoyed' Juliet Conlin

'A brilliantly rallying cry to society filled with wonderful characters and brilliant humour' The Bookbag

'A darkly funny, heart-breaking and ultimately uplifting story' Steven Primrose-Smith
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787198855
  • 9781787198852
  • 410,378

Review quote

'That perfect blend of pitch-black, sardonic humour ... a brilliant rallying cry to society filled with wonderful characters and a brilliant British humour ... writes about the consequences of ignoring our elderly population with pitch black wit and a lot of heart'
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