When the gods look down and fuck up your world, when the map you have laid out for your life has been ripped out of your hands, you are left somehow impotent and abandoned. And with the knowledge that the nature of your mortality is not a given. That life is a processor cause and effect, and however much you might side-step the cracks, stay away from the edge, keep on walking past the open windows, no one can prepare you for the utter shock of the backflip, the left-field pitch, the curveball, that knocks all that you are, all that you have known, for shit. If it's coming for you, it's coming for you. No point trying to hide from it.
Here is my recommendation for our eighth book of the year: This is not a Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan. Recently published, this is a book based on a true story. It is living proof of how resilient people can be in the face of adversity. Here is the worksheet.