After Leigh's mother commits suicide, she travels to Taipei to meet her grandparents, and is swept into a fantasy world as she processes her grief.
'This beautiful, magical journey into the heart of grief made my heart take flight' * Holly Black, author of THE CRUEL PRINCE * This book mesmerized me from page one. With its lyrical writing and heartbreakingly real protagonist, The Astonishing Colour of After provides a poignant reminder of grief's power and the transcendence of love. Haunting at every turn, this is a glorious debut * Renee Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN * Magic and mourning, love and loss, secrets kept and secrets revealed all illuminate Emily X.R. Pan's inventive and heart-wrenching debut * Gayle Forman, author of IF I STAY * 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 *
Emily X. R. Pan has an MFA in fiction from New York University and is the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine. The Astonishing Colour of After is her first book. She lives in New York, where she also practices and teaches yoga.