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  • After Story

    When Jasmine and her mother, Della, take the overseas trip of a lifetime, they discover that the past is never quite behind them.

    When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother, Della, on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past.

    Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine’s older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols – including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Virginia Woolf – Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her own culture and storytelling. But sometimes the stories that are not told can become too great to bear.

    Ambitious and engrossing, After Story celebrates the extraordinary power of words and the quiet spaces between. We can be ready to listen, but are we ready to hear?

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    Reviews

    "A moving story of going far away to find home again - a beautiful, hopeful book. "

    Kate Grenville

    "... Behrendt shows she is a writer of considerable, and increasing, power. "

    Meg Keneally The Australian