The Resource After

After

Label
After
Title
After
Statement of responsibility
Nikki Gemmell
Creator
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.'A bold work of nonfiction ... a work that will raise questions and start conversations' Bookseller + Publisher'Compassion, humanity and love shines through every page' Caroline Overington
Tone
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563389
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gemmell, Nikki
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
After
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8ba5651d-7d21-47f3-b498-19a0d6086a85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460707692
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
After
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8ba5651d-7d21-47f3-b498-19a0d6086a85
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781460707692
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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