Synopses & Reviews
The extraordinary story of a 65 year-old woman, possibly based on Self's mother, dying in a London hospital and contemplating the short journey into the other world. Brilliant and witty portrait of a middle-aged woman that packs a huge emotional punch. "Brilliantly original" J.G. Ballard. "Hilariously shocking" "Evening Standard".
It's 1988 and Lily Bloom, a 65-year-old American, lies dying of cancer in a London hospital. As her two daughters buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, she slides in and out of consciousness, outraged that there is so little time left and so many people still to disparage.