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This is a beautiful story, a hilarious story, and an unflinchingly honest story; a comedy, a tragedy, and an elegy all at once because that's the way life is. And death even more so.
It's a book about too-short lives, unredeemed by their too-great suffering. Not ennobled by pain, but disabled by it. Diminished by it. Demeaned by it.
About the unheroic act of simply dying. Not dying well, or dying tragically. (Tragedy is for the living.) Just dying.
Most importantly it’s a book about humanity; about two people. About Hazel and Augustus.
And small, unlikely infinities cradled within the crushing context of time.