Evacuation Plan: A novel from the hospice
Matt, a fledgling screenwriter, volunteers to work with the terminally ill in exchange
for a good plot for his next script. He meets the people who work, die, and mourn in
this world of last moments. In the novel-in-stories style of Tim O’Brien’s July July and
Charles Baxter’s The Feast of Love, O’Connell’s characters in Evacuation Plan reveal
themselves in poignantly unfolding stories.