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Ending Up
by Kingsley Amis and Craig Brown


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"Ending Up" is a grimly hilarious dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Ending Up" is a grimly hilarious dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay.
Everyone wants a comfortable place to die, and Kingsley Amis s characters have found it in Tuppeny-happeny Cottage, where assorted septuagenarians have come together to see one another out the door of life. There s grotesque Adela, whose sole passion is her cheapness; her brother Brigadier Bernard Bastable, always strategizing a new retreat to the bathroom before sallying forth to play some especially nasty practical joke; Shorty, the servant, who years ago had a fling with the brigadier in the barracks and now organizes his day around a trail of hidden bottles; George Zeyer, the distinguished professor of history, bedridden and helpless to articulate his still-coherent thoughts; and Marigold, who slowly but surely is forgetting it all.
And now it is Christmas. Children and grandchildren are coming to visit their ailing elders. They don t know what lies in store before the story ends. None of us do."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590177594
  • ISBN-10: 1590177592
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 136
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Nyrb Classics

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