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The astonishing color of after

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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 of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles 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 After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.
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subject_facet Americans -- Taiwan -- Fiction, Artists -- Fiction, Grandparents -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Suicide -- Fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction, Taiwan -- Fiction
title_display The astonishing color of after
title_full The Astonishing Color of After, The astonishing color of after / by Emily X.R. Pan
title_short The astonishing color of after
topic_facet Americans, Artists, Fantasy, Grandparents, Grief, Paranormal fiction, Racially mixed people, Secrets, Suicide, Supernatural, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature