EVAN IS A SUICIDE ASSISTANT. HIS JOB IS LEGAL – JUST.
‘A poignant, sharply funny story that raises questions about life, death, and love’ Louise O’Neill
‘You might just want to find and hug a nurse after finishing this thoughtful and ethically nuanced novel’ Guardian
Shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal 2017.
Evan is the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it.
Evan’s friends don’t know what he does during the day. His mother, Viv, doesn’t know what he’s up to at night. And his supervisor suspects there may be trouble ahead.
As he helps one patient after another die, Evan pushes against the limits of the law – and his own morality. And with Viv increasingly unwell, his love life complicated, to say the least, Evan begins to wonder who might be there for him, when the time comes.
From an award-winning author, The Easy Way Out is a brilliantly funny and exquisitely sad novel that gets to the heart of one of the most difficult questions each of us may face: would you help someone die?