`Not only haunted by death, but also by beauty and the strangeness of being alive. A deeply memorable novel' Colm Toibin`... I have friends and family, I am in this wonderful country, I have money, there is nothing much wrong with me except I am dying.'Una has little over a week left to live and wants to see Berlin for the first and last time. Her friend Liam accompanies her. As the city streets open up to them, so too do their pasts. Una recalls her life - her lovers, her famous father, her alcoholic mother and the death of her younger brother. For Liam the weekend becomes a lesson in true living from a friend he is about to lose.