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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
14 15 ‘ .. .teased by friends who never truly believed he would follow through on his dream, Shep makes the break ... so much For ThaT // lionel shriver Shep Knacker has been living his entire adult life dreaming of a retirement where he would pass his remaining days in a developing country living like a king. A victim of bullying at the company he once owned and teased by friends who never truly believed he would follow through on his dream, Shep makes the break. His timing, however, could not be worse. His wife Glynis is terminally ill and they need what little medical insurance his pitiful job offered. Glynis’ acerbic and at times cruel humour offers an odd relief to the weight of the illness now pulling them into debt. With a surrounding cast of equally damaged friends, it is up to Shep to decide whether a life lived almost to its end is worth more than one with so much more to offer. F