"But Daddy, who will live with me in heaven?"
Doctor Simon Bailey’s previously perfect life is shattered when his seven year old daughter is given months to live. Whilst he can almost come to terms with her impending death and feels he may one day deal with never being able to see her again, he cannot stand the idea of his child facing death alone.
He answers the question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgment and his sanity to the limit. He offers to go with her.
As cracks form in the foundations of a family that once appeared unbreakable, we wonder – as do his loved ones – will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?
Journey from the plastic palaces of Disneyland to the funeral pyres of the Hindu Sati and combining poignant moments of both humor and pain, 'Simon's Choice' is a penetrating account of parenthood at the sharp-end.
About the author:
The daughter of a successful novelist, Charlotte Castle started writing 'Simon's Choice' out of a mixture of genuine desire to explore the horror of losing a child and a fair amount of desire to get out of mopping the kitchen floor. "That people want to read it is wonderful" she says.
A school governor for her daughter's primary school and actively involved in her local 'Community Action Group', Charlotte juggles writing with cleaning up after a man whom she says is "completely unfamiliar with the term 'washing basket'", her cat and her two children.