Life, loss, love and art explode in a kaleidoscope of emotions as one girl must learn the truth about her family's past in order to bring peace to the present. For fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon.
'Portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. A very special book' - John Green
Emily X. R. Pan has an MFA in fiction from New York University and is the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine. The Astonishing Colour of After is her first book. She lives in New York, where she also practices and teaches yoga.
Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book — John Green, bestselling author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
Magic and mourning, love and loss, secrets kept and secrets revealed all illuminate Emily X.R. Pan's inventive and heart-wrenching debut — Gayle Forman, author of IF I STAY
This book mesmerized me from page one. With its lyrical writing and heartbreakingly real protagonist, The Astonishing Colour of After provides a poignant reminder of grief's power and the transcendence of love. Haunting at every turn, this is a glorious debut — Renee Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN
'This beautiful, magical journey into the heart of grief made my heart take flight' — Holly Black, author of THE CRUEL PRINCE