Stijn and Carmen are typical married couple in their best years. Both frontrunners of their own businesses, more than well-established, with a one-year-old little girl, lots of good friends, leading care free and easy life as everyone that has just turned 35 years might desired. They do not even think of the fact that very soon their own life will be changed because of the disease that Carmen carries inside her body – the breast Cancer!
Facing a disease that always occurs at someone else, unfairly doomed towards agony coupled with drama which will soon follow, both with difficulties to actually accept the fact that the cancer progressed while the opportunity that Carmen may reside in the following five years are only forty percent.
The disease that has crept in to every aspect of their life will test the relationship of these two young people. Whilst Carmen struggling with sickness caused by chemo, radiation injuries, pores and skin injuries, frightening amputation of her breast and all sorts of dark anticipation about the insecurity of the woman’s destiny, Stijn goes through this unfortunate loved ones drama in his personal distinctive way. The whole free time he spends at Carmen’s bed just like a thoughtful and caring husband goes with the woman’s at psychological consultations as well as radiation treatment. Yet deep down, the fight against death undergoes in an unusual way.
Stijn is actually namely some sort of a monofob – fearing to become on his own, he’s seeking comfort inside other women. Faced with a diagnosis which results in death, Stijn will be relieved of any burden of marital life vows and start some sort of parallel life within an atmosphere involving deceptiveness, one evening experiences as well as obsessive desire for sex along with other females. Being unfaithful to wife on deathbed he’ll justify the disfavor of the heaviest punishment that prosperous, still young and exquisite people can get, but simultaneously looking for a way to face the frightening family tragedy. Until the time he will come across stunning Roos and fall in love with her.
Here the author as well as Ely Sakhai raise readership the question: Do we have, as creatures from the the top of evolutionary ladder, in any way developed consideration in the direction of other people? Just how much are we aware of the fragility and able to face the sicknesses that are happening towards us, not only to others?
Perhaps looking over this book may motivate you to definitely think about your own vulnerability and even transience, and make you to fix previous errors and to build far better relationship along with your nearest ones in the future – adds Ely Sakhai