Fiction, Romance Rachel Seiffert Afterwards

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Afterwards

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Paperback. Pub. Date: October 2007 Pages: 352 in Publisher: Vintage Books USA To love someone. Need you not know everything about them When Alice and Joseph meet. they fall quickly into a tentative but serious relationship She is a nurse. He a painter and decorator; both are still young and hopeful of each other. but each ings with them an emotional burden. Alice's father has been a yawning absence all her life. and her beloved grandmother - who helped raise her - has recently died. For his part. Joseph refuses to speak about his army experiences in Northern Ireland and Alice suspects that his general reticence hides an even more deeply troubled past. When her widowed grandfather begins to tell Joseph about his own RAF experiences in l950s Kenya - stories he had shared only with his wife - something still raw is tapped in Joseph; his reaction to the older man's unburdening o...

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"Masterful, delightfully controlled prose...This highly engaging novel continues to reveal itself long after it is read" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Carefully unsentimental...remarkable...we are given the complicated substance of unadorned lives" (Sunday Times)

"Compelling... A daring work, sure to gain her greater recognition..the portrait of the ex-soldier Joseph is as fine a depiction of a man in crisis as you will read" (Daily Telegraph)

"A remarkable feat... precise and searing... One of the most intelligent and ethical writers of her generation" (Literary Review)

"Elegant... Authentic... One of the significant accomplishments of Afterwards is a coiling suspense driven more by psychology than circumstance" (New York Times)

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The new novel, another remarkable story of the complexities of guilt and moral responsibility, from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Dark Room and Field Study.

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