The Last Person on Earth

A mother considers her son’s final thoughts and a type of suicide we don’t fully understand

The Cut
The Cut
Jun 26, 2018 · 10 min read
Photo: Vesnaandjic/Getty Images

By Melissa Fay Greene

He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide swath of local boyhood fell in love with him, too, migrating to our…

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