They Both Die at the End
Silvera’s (History Is All You Left Me, 2017) wildly imaginative new novel takes place in a near-future New York City in a world where everyone is notified on the day they will die, but not how it will happen. Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio have both received their midnight phone calls from the company that delivers the terrible news, Death-Cast. Desperately lonely, they connect using the Last Friend app and decide to spend their final hours together. Faced with the challenge of living a lifetime in a single day, Mateo and Rufus speak honestly and movingly about their fate, their anger at its unfairness, and what it means to be alive, as their cautious friendship turns into something more.