Julie has suddenly lost her husband and, along with him, her will to live. The vital, energetic old woman that her daughter Kati thought she knew has disappeared almost overnight. How is Kati to cope with a mother constantly on the verge of suicide? This finely wrought tale of love and conflict casts a searchlight into dark areas- how people deal with ageing, loss, death and grief. At what point are you allowed to say 'Life is not worth living'? (Publisher's Blurb).