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After

by Nikki Gemmell

Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life.

Reviewed by Ben at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book so drenched in shock and bereavement.

After is the product of Nikki Gemmell’s mother’s decision, faced with crippling injury and addiction, to end her own life without warning anyone around her. In the aftermath of her mother’s death, Gemmell captures every aftershock and takes readers on a journey to reconcile her fractious relationship with the woman she’s just identified in a morgue.

The writing is sparse, immediate and doesn’t hold back. It must have been an very difficult thing to write and the author has been incredibly brave to have shared it.

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