In a Seventh Novel for Adults acclaimed author, Julia Alvarez returns to themes that have compelled her creative production since her debut. Afterlife tells the story of Antonia, a recently widowed, retired writing professor facing the challenges that life brings to her doorstep. it offers readers a thoughtful exploration of grief Antonia has an epiphany when she realizes that the only way not to let the people she loves die forever is to embody what she loved about them.
Writing most often from the Dominican American perspective, as a poet, essayist and prolific author of both adult and children’s books Alvarez has spent decades informing her readers about the kaleidoscopic possibilities of Latinidad.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julia Alvarez is a prolific author of novels, nonfiction, poetry, and books for children, In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Medal of the Arts in recognition of her extraordinary storytelling.
Julia Alvarez will always be known for bringing Dominican people to center stage in the literary world, said Ramona Hernandez, director of the Dominican Studies Institute at the City College of New York, because her work highlights the realities of Dominicans at home and in the United States.
Still, there are moments, In the shifting dynamic between the sisters, Alvarez finds her stride. The first rule of sisterhood Always act pleased to see them, As Izzy, the eldest and least dependable, becomes unreachable by phone, the three other sisters band together to find her.