WHAT COMES AFTER - A NOVEL

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After the shocking death of two teenage boys tears apart a community in the Pacific Northwest, a mysterious pregnant girl emerges out of the woods and into the lives of those same boys families--a moving and hopeful novel about forgiveness and human connection. In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents are emotionally stranded, isolated by their great losses--until an unfamiliar sixteen-year-old girl shows up, bridges the gap, and changes everything. Evangelines arrival at first feels like a blessing, but she is also clearly hiding something. When Isaac, who has retreated into his Quaker faith, isnt equipped to handle her alone, Lorrie forges her own relationship with the girl. Soon all three characters are forced to examine what really happened in their overlapping pasts, and what it all possibly means for a shared future. With a propulsive mystery at its core, What Comes After offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy, but inspiring a new kind of family.



  • EAN

    9780593332559

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    432 Pages

  • Poids

    480 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Joanne Tompkins

  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

JoAnne Tompkins s'est tournée
vers l'écriture après avoir travaillé
dans la justice comme médiatrice,
où elle a pu observer les capacités
de résilience humaines. Elle est
diplômée en creative writing du
Goddard College et a publié des
textes dans divers journaux. Ce qui
vient après est son premier roman.
Elle vit à Port Townsend, État de
Washington.

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