After | Harper Collins Australia

After

by Nikki Gemmell

On Sale: 27/03/2017

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About the Book

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

Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless. Was the decision an act of independence or the very opposite? Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was her euthanasia a reasoned act of empowerment?

After is the story of Elayn Gemmell - and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time. As anguished as it truthful, as powerful as it is profound, After is about life, death, elderly parents, mothers and daughters, hurt and healing, and about how little, sometimes, we know the ones we love the most.

A deeply intimate, fiercely beautiful, blazingly bold and important book.

'A bold work of nonfiction ... a work that will raise questions and start conversations' Bookseller + Publisher

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460753057
  • ISBN 10: 1460753054
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - AU
  • On Sale: 27/03/2017
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

Biography

Nikki Gemmell is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, including the international bestseller, The Bride Stripped Bare, and four works of non-fiction.  Her books have been translated in 22 languages. Her new book, After, is a fiercely brave, poignant and powerful memoir which Nikki is writing in an attempt to understand the ‘death of choice' of her mother.


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Author Events

Wednesday, March 29

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Balmain Library by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Balmain Town Hall - 370 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041 Event RSVP via Eventbrite


Tuesday, April 4

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Gleebooks in conversation by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, NSW, 2037


Saturday, April 8

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Newcastle Writers Festival: Love and Loss by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall Love and Loss Nikki Gemmell in conversation with Susan Wyndham.


Sunday, April 9

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Newcastle Writers Festival: Making Sense of Death by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall With Steven Amsterdam, Nikki Gemmell and Leah Kaminsky. Hosted by Susan Wyndham


Tuesday, April 11

NIKKI GEMMELL @ The Sydney Institute by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Sydney CBD -Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8-12 Chifley Square (entrance via Hunter Street)


Sunday, April 23

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Gleebooks, Blackheath by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Carrington Hotel, Katoomba 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780 Nikki to talk + take Q&A until 3.30pm, then book signing


Monday, April 24

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Book Launch by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Piper Function Room, Oxford Hotel, 170 William St, BATHURST Bookseller - Booksplus & ABC Centre 157 Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795 (02) 6331 5994


Tuesday, June 13

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Readings by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Nikki Gemmell in conversation with Sophie Cunningham


Friday, June 30

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Morning Tea with Wombat Hollow Literary Forum by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Nikki and TBC Andrew Denton in conversation


Friday, September 8

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Brisbane Writers' Festival by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:


Saturday, November 4

NIKKI GEMMELL @ Wollongong Writers Festival by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Caroline Baum and Nikki Gemmell talking to the other


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