“Now that I’ve got cancer, I know I should be letting go and just being in the moment with my child, but seriously, what mother has got time to spend with their kids?” (Viv, The Very Last List of Vivian Walker)
Vivian is dying, but still has a huge number of things left to finish on her to-do list. Not her bucket list, her everyday list of chores that, despite her diagnosis, still need attending to.
Her unfinished business includes jobs such as cleaning the fridge and uncluttering the toy room, while her husband’s list is skewed more towards having sex and going for long walks in the countryside. Their eight-year-old son Ethan also has a list including playing handball, building a robot and un-tidying his room.
The Very Last List of Vivian Walker is now available below and in your favourite book stores.