A review by mathstalio
The Astonishing Color of After, by Emily X.R. Pan

4.0

Magical realism just doesn’t always sit well with me for some reason, and it got to be a little much for me in this one, which is the only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars. The exploration of grief and love/relationships between family and friends is so beautiful and makes you think about and treasure all of your memories. And also to wonder how they look from the perspectives of others in those relationships. The world is strange in that we can only experience it fully from our own perspectives, and Leigh getting to jump out of that in the memories was fascinating.