From the March, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Everyman’s Finale by Graeme Hunter

Everyman’s Finale

October
by Richard B. Wright
HarperCollins, 2007
(256 pages, $32.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Gabriel is a longtime polio victim, now 75 years old. Not that his life has been hard in other respects. He is the wealthy son of a privileged family, with a paid companion. The narrator of the story, James Hillyer, is a childhood acquaintance he has met again by chance just days ago and persuaded to travel with him to Switzerland. They have come so that Gabriel can kill himself legally with a doctor’s assistance.

That is half the plot of Richard Wright’s fine new novel, October, a story crafted with the same skill that has already won its . . .


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