A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life

Forthcoming in June 2022 from Coach House Books.

Distraught and hopeless, an eighteen-year-old distance runner, Regan, decides to end her life. And she’ll do it through an unusual new method available only on the dark web. Enter Ulle, a woman with amnesia, who will, inadvertently, make Regan’s wish come true.

Soon Ulle begins to remember her past and the outrageous steps her government took to combat a deadly pandemic of parasitic infections, which have brought her to this new country and to Regan’s house. Meanwhile, Regan might be changing her mind, and she finds herself more and more concerned about keeping both Ulle and herself alive. But the shadowy organization that brought them together wants to keep them both quiet – permanently.

A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life is a darkly comic dystopian tale that probes our anxieties around boundaries, whether territorial or bodily, and our fraught desire not to die alone.

Praise

"Unpredictable and completely original. . . . A propulsive, rewarding, and thought-provoking read."

"Gripping from the first page. . . . This is timely, provocative, ethically challenging fiction that asks whether the drive to survive is stronger than the inevitability of death."