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Goodnight, Elsie Anton Apperley

Goodnight, Elsie

Anton Apperley

Published February 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781622127894
Paperback
152 pages
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When his wife Elsie is nearly killed after stepping out in front of a moving car and is then diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, Frank Herbert finds himself faced with the dilemma of his life- is it more or less merciful to let Elsie go on living inMoreWhen his wife Elsie is nearly killed after stepping out in front of a moving car and is then diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, Frank Herbert finds himself faced with the dilemma of his life- is it more or less merciful to let Elsie go on living in this terrible state, or to euthanize her and put an end to her misery? Torn by his love for his wife and his despair over watching her deteriorate mentally and physically, Frank wrestles with his quandary, seeking opinions from people on both sides of the euthanasia debate. Elsies situation forces Frank to contemplate serious questions- should euthanasia be legal? Is it morally correct? What about the afterlife? Feeling as if he will be unable to live without Elsie, Frank also contemplates taking his own life. Ultimately he is confronted by the need to make a decision- is it mercy to end the suffering of the one you love, or is it murder? Goodnight, Elsie is a riveting novel that deals with both sides of the euthanasia debate, while also casting a light on the sad phenomenon of dementia and how if affects the lives of those we care for. Anton Apperley has authored one previous book entitled Runt and Mumble. Goodnight, Elsie was inspired by the debate over euthanasia, the publics lack of understanding about Alzheimers disease, and the death of the mother of a friend who suffered from dementia. Publishers website: http: //sbpra.com/AntonApperley