The Astonishing Color Of After by Emily X.r. PanThe Astonishing Color Of After by Emily X.r. Pan

The Astonishing Color Of After

byEmily X.r. Pan

Hardcover | March 20, 2018

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"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 ofThe Fault in Our StarsandTurtles All the Way Down
A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.
Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair,The Astonishing Color of Afteris a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.
Emily X.R. Pancurrently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but was originally born in the Midwestern United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She received her MFA in fiction from the NYU Creative Writing Program, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She is the founding editor-in-chief ofBodega Magazine, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at ...
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Title:The Astonishing Color Of AfterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:March 20, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031646399X

ISBN - 13:9780316463997

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"Through Leigh's emotional, illuminating first person narration, Emily X. R. Pan peels back the layers of her grief to expose the heart at the center. The result is a novel as lyrical as it is earnest."-Tor.com