Hamburg, 1946. Thousands remain displaced in what is now the
British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of
this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated
people, Colonel Lewis Morgan is requisitioned a fine house on the
banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife,
Rachael, and only remaining son, Edmund.
But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his
traumatized daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the
two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic
atmosphere all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief
give way to passion and betrayal.
The Aftermath is a stunning novel about our fiercest
loyalties, our deepest desires and the transformative power of