Cathy Rentzenbrink’s The Last Act of Love: Excerpt #5

After three weeks in Killingbeck, Matty came home with a tube coming out of his side and a bag to collect the pus from his lung. The homecoming was subdued. Every other time he’d come close to death and then survived we’d treated it as a triumph. This was the first time I caught myself wondering if it might have been better if he’d died.

— Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Last Act of Love (2015), p. 100.

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