Our Bookseller says:
“Loving someone through misunderstanding and separation is difficult, and no more so than the finality of a loved one’s suicide. Where Reasons End is the stream-of-consciousness conversation between a mother and teenage son after his death, in the meeting place of words on a page. The mother, our narrator, replays old conversations and memories, and starts new arguments as she attempts to reason with the unreasonable. The pair’s most interesting conversations explore the bounds of their liminal written world: what happens when words fail, when there are no words. Brilliant yet understated, heart-breaking but not sentimental, this novel will stay with you long after you’ve left the ‘place called nowhere.'” – Julia
The narrator of Where Reasons End writes, “I had but one delusion, which I held on to with all my willpower: We once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I’m doing it over again, this time by words.”
A fearless writer meets life’s deepest sorrows in this dialogue between mother and child in a timeless world, composed in the months after the author lost a child to suicide. Where Reasons End trespasses into the space between life and death as mother and child talk, free from old images and narratives. Deeply moving, these conversations portray the love and complexity in a relationship across generations.
Written with originality, precision, and poise, Where Reasons End is suffused with intimacy, inescapable pain, and fierce love.