Magic and mourning, love and loss, secrets kept and secrets revealed all illuminate Emily X.R. Pan's inventive and heart-wrenching debut
'Delicate and thought-provoking way . . . a work of art'
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
'This is a beautiful, often lyrical account of remembering and mourning a loved one; a book that will stay with you'
'This beautiful, magical journey into the heart of grief made my heart take flight'
This is one of the most emotional YA books I've ever read. From the very first page, I knew it would be special to me. [...] This is unlike any other story and one I would massively recommend for its portrayal of grief.
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