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Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)

Fifteen-year-old Franciss father has committed suicide and nothing will be the same again. Suicide is ugly, unglamorous, and it is never a solution. Its aftermath is dreadful.

At first, Francis feels a terrible guilt. Could he have been a better son? What if he hadnt left his home in Montreal to go on a brief holiday in New York the weekend it happened? Soon the guilt turns to anger and then to a sadness so profound that he thinks he cant bear it.

After is the map of a year following the suicide of a family member. In the course of months, with the love of his mother, with counseling, and with the balm of time, Francis takes his first steps toward coming to terms with his fathers - and his familys - tragedy. After is intensely personal, but it will resonate with anyone who has faced the loss of a loved one.

This brilliant autobiographical first novel is an acute analysis of the grieving process. Although it is steeped in Franciss sadness, it is ultimately a story of hope.

About the Author

Francis Chalifour was born and raised in Quebec and now lives in Toronto, where he teaches social sciences to grades seven and eight. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Education at the University of Ottawa, specializing in the influence of the mourning process on childrens learning. Francis has been writing for most of his life. His first published work was the French novel Zoom Papaye, and he has contributed articles to Macleans, Le Devoir, and La Presse. He has also hosted a radio program and worked for Télévision française de lOntario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887767050
Author:
Chalifour, Francis
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Montreal (quebec)
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.60x5.28x.31 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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