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After Before

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A fearless tale of betrayal and forgiveness, exploring the personal effects the Rwandan genocide has had on survivors

That was the day that Mama made the rules: If they come, run. Be quiet and run. But not together. Never together. If one is found, at least the other survives.

During a cold, British winter, three women reach crisis point. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is existing but not living. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner, is striving to live a moral life, her happiness constantly undermined by secrets from her past. Lynn, battling with an untimely disease, is consumed by bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't achieved and what has been snatched from her. Each suffering their own demons, their lives have been torn open by betrayal: by other people, by themselves, by life itself. But as their paths interweave, they begin to unravel their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently change each other's futures.



Praise for this book

"Fearless and meticulously observed." - Vanora Bennett


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2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Before (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
ISBN: 1-4712-8671-1 / 978-1-4712-8671-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Before
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
ISBN: 1-909878-84-7 / 978-1-909878-84-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: After Before
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: After Before
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: After Before
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
ISBN: 1-4712-7874-3 / 978-1-4712-7874-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After Before
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
Publisher: Legend Press
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June 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: After Before
Author(s): Jemma Wayne
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU