The classic love story of a young couple divided by the death of the wife. Jean Humphry's suffering is so great that she asks her husband, Derek, to help her die. He brings her lethal medications, which she takes in his presence. This l978 book sold worldwide, a bestseller in Britain and Australia, presaged the rise of the euthanasia movement in the l980s. Now a 'cult book'.
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Derek Humphry, an international journalist and author (London Sunday Times/Los Angeles Times) is the author of 13 books over the last 30 years, six of them on euthanasia. His first book, Because They're Black, won the Martin Luther King Memorial Award. His bestseller was 'Final Exit' (l991) which is still the leading book in its field.Review:
"A tender, honest and moving book which will undoubtedly help some couples who are face with this common situation." -- Dr. Anthony Storr, London Sunday Times
"In truth, a tender and rare love story which will touch every reader." -- Ed Orloff, San Francisco Examiner
'.....a powerful pleas for voluntary euthanasia -- the individual's right to death in peace and dignity.' -- Arthur Koestler, The Observer, London
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Book Description Random House~trade, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1984 American Paperback Ed.. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394620178
Book Description Random House~trade, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394620178