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Cory Taylor states that she has accepted the fact that she will die soon of stage-four melanoma, yet in the first book, "Cold Feet," she immediately reveals that she owns a euthanasia drug. Why would she have bought this drug?

Taylor purchased the euthanasia drug despite the fact that she has already accepted her own illness and imminent death because the drug provides her with a greater sense of agency and control -- something the illness took away from her. So, though she is destined to die soon, having the ability to take the drug whenever she wants and end her life on her own terms places her once more at the centre of her own existence and gives her power.

Why did Cory Taylor grieve so deeply when her biographer, Susan Addison, passed away after only three months of working together?

Despite the short amount of...

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