These are the diary notes of a son as he cares for his dying father during his father's final year of life, and what then arises after death has come, and the caring period has ended.
"In describing the final year of his father's life, Simon Dooley uses diary entries, prose and poetry as a means of inviting readers into the experience of living with death on your shoulder. It is a candid and poignant exploration of being with dying, and deftly reveals how compassion can be the anti-dote for pain and that nothing is more enriching and awakening than each precious moment shared with a dying loved one. It is the story of two ordinary lives overcoming the extraordinary through the love they have for each other. A valuable read that will inform and inspire readers about the mystery surrounding life and death." Dr Michael Barbato, author of "Midwifing dying" and "Caring for the living and the dying"