Short story: “Suicide as a Sort of Present”
by look i have opinions
“Suicide as a Sort of Present,” by David Foster Wallace
Maybe 1500 words?
This is such a good story.
Of course Wallace’s death complicates (or rather, oversimplifies) the way we read it, and probably makes it horribly cruel to his family. All the same, it’s really good.
I’m pretty sure the suicide/present is the son’s, and I suspect he took others with him.