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Euthanasia sitcom: What Are You Going Through, by Sigrid Nunez, reviewed

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

What Are You Going Through Sigrid Nunez

Virago, pp.208, 16.99

What Are You Going Through is both brilliant and mercifully brief. Weighing in at 200-odd pages, it can be read in five hours flat and will leave you staring into endless night. ‘Make the audience suffer as much as possible,’ advised Alfred Hitchcock, and Sigrid Nunez, whose subject is emotional extremity, follows suit.

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