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'When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and give her mother an inspiring break from the difficult life she has endured.

'Twenty-five years earlier the abduction and murder of Jasmine’s sister shocked and broke their tight-knit community in northern NSW. The legacy of losing their sister and daughter follows Jasmine and Della as they visit the homes of English literary greats such as Thomas Hardy, the Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, with Jasmine hoping to escape the challenges of the life she has carved for herself and Della, reflecting on the rich stories of her own life and people.' (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Michael Lavarch

    Thy firmness makes my circle just
    And makes me end where I begin

    John Donne

  • Epigraph:

    But what after all is one night? A short space,
    especially when the darkness dims so soon, and so soon a bird sings ...

    Virginia Woolf

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2021 .
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      Extent: 307p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published 2nd July 2021
      ISBN: 9780702263316 (pbk), 9780702265310 (ebk), 9780702265327 (ebk), 9780702265334 (ebk)

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon At Home with Larissa Behrendt Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448505 2021 single work podcast interview

'Larissa Behrendt, a Eualeyai and Kamillaroi woman, is a writer, lawyer and academic. She is the Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and at the Director of Research and Academic Programs Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research.

'Larissa won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for her novel Home. Her second novel, Legacy, won a Victorian Premiers Literary AwardHer most recent novel, After Story, was published  in 2021. She has also published numerous textbooks on Indigenous legal issues.

'Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. She won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Documentary.

'Larissa is on the board of Sydney Festival and a board member of the Australia Council’s Major Performing Arts Panel. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year.'(Production introduction)

After Story by Larissa Behrendt Review : Trauma and Secrets Unspool on Literary Tour of England Imogen Dewey , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 July 2021;

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel
Power of the Story in Differing Perspectives Meg Keneally , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17 July 2021; (p. 14)

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel

'There’s a particular joy when you come across a novel which doesn’t fit neatly into one genre category or another, a novel which is unashamedly its own creature, which plucks up disparate threads from multiple stories and knits them into a compelling narrative.'  (Introduction)

After Story, Larissa Behrendt Monique Grbec , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24-30 July 2021;

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel

'Larissa Behrendt’s second novel, the award-winning Legacy (2009), explored the influence of the father. Her new book, After Story, turns her gaze to the matriarchy, which she examines through the fractured relationship of Jasmine, a successful city lawyer, and her grief-stricken mother, Della, as they tour literary sites in England.' (Introduction)

An Infinite Void : The Great Weight of History and Culture Debra Adelaide , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 433 2021; (p. 36)

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel
'In the latter half of this novel, one of its protagonists is viewing a collection of butterflies at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This forms part of Jasmine’s holiday with her mother, Della, a tour of famous literary and other notable cultural sites in the United Kingdom. By this stage they have visited Stratford-upon-Avon, Brontë country in Haworth, and Jane Austen’s Bath and Southampton, and have been duly impressed or, in Della’s case, underwhelmed. But now Jasmine can only feel sadness: ‘We take the life of a living thing, hold it to display, because we feel entitled to the knowledge, entitled to the owning, the possessing.’' (Introduction)
An Infinite Void : The Great Weight of History and Culture Debra Adelaide , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 433 2021; (p. 36)

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel
'In the latter half of this novel, one of its protagonists is viewing a collection of butterflies at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This forms part of Jasmine’s holiday with her mother, Della, a tour of famous literary and other notable cultural sites in the United Kingdom. By this stage they have visited Stratford-upon-Avon, Brontë country in Haworth, and Jane Austen’s Bath and Southampton, and have been duly impressed or, in Della’s case, underwhelmed. But now Jasmine can only feel sadness: ‘We take the life of a living thing, hold it to display, because we feel entitled to the knowledge, entitled to the owning, the possessing.’' (Introduction)
After Story, Larissa Behrendt Monique Grbec , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 24-30 July 2021;

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel

'Larissa Behrendt’s second novel, the award-winning Legacy (2009), explored the influence of the father. Her new book, After Story, turns her gaze to the matriarchy, which she examines through the fractured relationship of Jasmine, a successful city lawyer, and her grief-stricken mother, Della, as they tour literary sites in England.' (Introduction)

Power of the Story in Differing Perspectives Meg Keneally , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17 July 2021; (p. 14)

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel

'There’s a particular joy when you come across a novel which doesn’t fit neatly into one genre category or another, a novel which is unashamedly its own creature, which plucks up disparate threads from multiple stories and knits them into a compelling narrative.'  (Introduction)

After Story by Larissa Behrendt Review : Trauma and Secrets Unspool on Literary Tour of England Imogen Dewey , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 July 2021;

— Review of After Story Larissa Behrendt , 2021 single work novel
After Story - Della's Discoveries Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Thoughts from an Idle Hour 2015-;
'Multiple themes unfold in Larissa Behrendt’s After Story: love, loss and grief; family violence and intergenerational trauma; the Australian justice system; the English literary canon; and ‘deep listening’ and the wisdom of elders.' This article focuses on one of the novel's main characters, Della, and Della's personal discoveries on her UK literary tour with daughter Jasmine.
y separately published work icon At Home with Larissa Behrendt Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448505 2021 single work podcast interview

'Larissa Behrendt, a Eualeyai and Kamillaroi woman, is a writer, lawyer and academic. She is the Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and at the Director of Research and Academic Programs Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research.

'Larissa won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for her novel Home. Her second novel, Legacy, won a Victorian Premiers Literary AwardHer most recent novel, After Story, was published  in 2021. She has also published numerous textbooks on Indigenous legal issues.

'Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. She won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Documentary.

'Larissa is on the board of Sydney Festival and a board member of the Australia Council’s Major Performing Arts Panel. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year.'(Production introduction)

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