"The End of Me is a collection of 56 very short stories about death, written by Giller Prize finalist John Gould. These "sudden stories" or "postcard fiction" or "flash fiction" explore the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny and the ironic, John Gould catches his characters at moments of illumination as they encounter the dark mystery of their finite being. Rife with invention, with fresh ideas and arresting voices, this collection of flash fiction-- funny, sad, absurd-- draws from the imponderable a great compassion and vitality."-- Provided by publisher.