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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 169 – The Good Demise of Kate Montclair

Nov 20, 2023

Daniel McInerny joins the podcast to debate
his novel, The Good Demise of Kate Montclair, the trendy
cult of authenticity, the will for management that tempts folks to
euthanasia, and what it really means to just accept your demise.

Writer’s description for the novel:

Kate Montclair is
dying. She has arrived at late center age loveless, childless, and
having failed to attain the profession goals of her youth. Now
identified with an inoperable mind tumor, she sees the following
fourteen months of struggling as an insupportable prospect. Kate is
determined—not just for a miracle remedy, however for some sense that her
life, and life itself, quantities to one thing greater than a

When she sees an
commercial for the Washington, DC Demise Symposium, Kate
investigates and learns that the month-to-month dialogue group is led by
none apart from the idealistic and inimitable Adele Schraeder, an
previous pal she has not seen since their educating days in Rome. On
Adele’s recommendation, Kate quickly decides to interrupt Virginia legislation with an
assisted suicide.

However Adele
Schraeder just isn’t the one particular person Kate reconnects with on the Demise
Symposium. Additionally current is Benedict Aquila, one other pal from
Rome, who has been dwelling in DC whereas nursing his mom by
her closing sickness. After which there’s the unusual, mentally sick
road lady sitting within the nook, drawing pad in hand. Who’s
she? She is the Ariadne’s thread that may lead Kate on a journey
again by the years to her youth, forcing her to return to grips
with the love affair she had with a married man and the disaster
that took his life.


Daniel McInerny, The Good Demise of Kate


The Comedian Muse http://www.danielmcinerny.substack.com

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