Life Expectancy May Vary
After watching his sick father destroy things—his mother’s face, their family memories, and eventually, himself—eighteen-year-old Hudson Trent is certain of one thing. He will never let Huntington’s Disease turn him into a raging monster. If it means killing himself before anyone realizes he’s sick, so be it, and if he never has to choose when to pull the ventilator from his dying older brother, even better.
Life and death collide when Hudson’s suicide is interrupted by Remi Aris. Hudson talks her off the quarry ledge, and, against his better judgment, into a late-night omelet at his favorite diner. The two strangers share one soul-baring night of firsts and lasts. But, if rollerblading, or an impossibly romantic and awkward ballet lesson, or even a first kiss was enough to prevent Hudson’s illness, he would’ve come out of hiding and chased experiences years ago. He might’ve even braved having a friend like Remi.
But when night fades to morning, Hudson finds himself alone at the quarry. No matter what Remi’s newfound friendship sparked inside of him, his circumstances have not changed. One question stands between Hudson and a 300-foot fall: Is life with a deadline still worth living?