The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
After Leigh's mother dies by suicide, she and her father are left in the aftermath. As she drowns in her grief, Leigh is at last exposed to her Taiwanese ancestry, and through episodes of magical realism interspersed with memories of her mother, she at last is able to find her footing and begin healing on her own terms with the support of her family, her friends, and her art.
Pan's novel is a heart-wrenching exploration of grief and the toll that mental illness can take on a family.
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