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Death, the High Cost of Living Summary
Neil Gaiman

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Death, the High Cost of Living Summary

Plot Summary

Death: The High Cost of Living is a short, graphic novel that follows the character of Sexton Furnival, a sixteen-year-old boy who has decided to kill himself. After making this decision, Sexton meets Didi, a girl near his age, who claims to be Death.

Sexton Furnival has decided to kill himself, as he can find nothing in life worth living for. The boy does not seem angry about anything, more resigned to the fact that there is nothing in life that is worth effort. The only child of divorced parents Sylvia and Steve, Sexton calmly writes his goodbye until his mother sends him out so that she can clean the apartment.

Sexton heads to the city dump where he thinks quietly until he slips and is caught under a refrigerator. A girl his age helps him get free, then offers to let him come to her apartment to...

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