The End Of The End Of The World by Jonathan Franzen
The New Yorker has published an article by Jonathan Franzen subtitled An uncle’s legacy and a journey to Antarctica. The article starts:
Two years ago, a lawyer in Indiana sent me a check for seventy-eight thousand dollars. The money was from my uncle Walt, who had died six months earlier. I hadn’t been expecting any money from Walt, still less counting on it. So I thought I should earmark my inheritance for something special, to honor Walt’s memory.