The Resource After, Nikki Gemmell

After, Nikki Gemmell

Label
After
Title
After
Statement of responsibility
Nikki Gemmell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Tone
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563389
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gemmell, N. J
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gemmell, Elayn
  • Suicide victims
  • Suicide victims
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Bereavement
  • Children of the mentally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
After, Nikki Gemmell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058833716
Extent
300 pages; 22 cm.
Isbn
9781460753057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
After, Nikki Gemmell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058833716
Extent
300 pages; 22 cm.
Isbn
9781460753057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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