End Notes is a collection of 10 interlinked stories about loss, mourning and commemoration.
Whilst End notes is predominantly fiction there are non-fiction stories covering issues within the following categories: Health & Well Being, Self Help, Mental Health, Death, Grief, Bereavement and Memoirs
An English girl uses a Nigerian ritual to mourn her beloved grandmother; journalists in pursuit of a story carry out ‘the death knock’; siblings discover hidden aspects of their father’s life when they attend his two very different funerals; a Spanish woman encounters unexpected tenderness and grace in a London hospice; a collector goes in search of ghost stories at a haunted Finnish manor; 1988, 2016, 2017 – what was wrong with those years? – a writer explores how people die, as they do every year; a man invites mourners to express their grief in whatever way they wish in a public park, and gets more than he bargains for.
End Notes is edited by Ray French and Kath McKay. This book has been made possible by a grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.