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The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

From the acclaimed author of WHEN MR. DOG BITES and THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER comes a compelling, thought-provoking, heartbreaking and timely story that asks: how far would you go for family?

As the person who cares for his terminally-ill mother, Bobby Seed has a lot on his plate. Add to that a responsibility to watch over his little brother (with his endless question about why their mother is in so much pain), keeping up at school and navigating a relationship with a girl friend who wants to be a girlfriend, and he's barely keeping his head above the water. Something's got to give.

But then Bobby's mother makes a request, one that seems impossible. If he agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping her end it --- and end everything. Angry, stirring and tender, this bold novel tells a story of choice and compassion, exploring the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love.

Audiobook available, narrated by Drew Dillon.

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
by Brian Conaghan