After the Flames

By (author): Jonathan R. Rose

?A fast-paced, compelling narrative that goes far beyond the headlines.? ? KEVIN DONOVAN, author of The Billionaire Murders

For Joey Philion, surviving the fire was only the beginning.

On the morning of March 10th, 1988, in Orillia, Ontario, a house fire engulfed fourteen-year-old Joey Philion in flames. He suffered third degree burns on 95 percent of his body. Doctors didn?t think he would make it through the night.

After the Flames is about one of the world’s most famous burn victims: his incredible survival, his nightmarish path to recovery that helped revolutionize medical treatment for burn victims worldwide, the fame thrust upon him after he was declared a hero from the media, and the tumultuous years that followed, most of which were spent under the microscope of an unforgiving public eye.

The story also follows Joey?s family, including his mother Linda, stepfather Mike, and younger brother Danny, all of whom endured their own tremendous hardships in the wake of a fire that changed their lives forever.

AUTHOR

Jonathan R. Rose

Jonathan R. Rose is an avid traveller, spending more than half of his adult life abroad, with no intention of stopping. He is the author of the books Carrion, The Spirit of Laughter, and Wedlock. He currently resides in Mississauga, Ontario.


Reviews

A fast-paced, compelling narrative that goes far beyond the headlines of a story that made news across Canada and around the world. This story is told from the heart by a family member with keen insight into Joey Philion?s battles.
– Kevin Donovan, author of The Billionaire Murders and Toronto Star’s chief investigative reporter

A gripping tale of triumph and tragedy, After the Flames will make you shudder, cry, laugh and marvel at the human will to survive. Probing behind the headlines, Rose delivers a touching story of a boy who never wanted to be a hero but had to live under the glare of the media spotlight. Poignant and powerful.
– Julian Sher, author of The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln

A deeply researched book that is brutally honest and so tragic that at times it hurts to read. Beautifully written.
– Moira Welsh, Toronto Star journalist and author of Happily Ever Older

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?A fast-paced, compelling narrative that goes far beyond the headlines.? ? KEVIN DONOVAN, author of The Billionaire Murders

For Joey Philion, surviving the fire was only the beginning.


On the morning of March 10th, 1988, in Orillia, Ontario, a house fire engulfed fourteen-year-old Joey Philion in flames. He suffered third degree burns on 95 percent of his body. Doctors didn?t think he would make it through the night.

After the Flames is about one of the world’s most famous burn victims: his incredible survival, his nightmarish path to recovery that helped revolutionize medical treatment for burn victims worldwide, the fame thrust upon him after he was declared a hero from the media, and the tumultuous years that followed, most of which were spent under the microscope of an unforgiving public eye.

The story also follows Joey?s family, including his mother Linda, stepfather Mike, and younger brother Danny, all of whom endured their own tremendous hardships in the wake of a fire that changed their lives forever.

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Details

Dimensions:

280 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
300gr

Published:

January 23, 2024

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459753785

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Language:

eng

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