The World of After

By (author): Stephen Henighan

When Kevin, an Irish Montrealer, attends graduate school at Oxford University in the early 1990s, he meets Leon, a London Jew from a Communist family, and Alex, a Soviet defector’s son raised in Toronto. As the trio begins to form a complex and conflicted friendship, Alex pulls away and spends more of his time tutoring a charming, yet troubled, upper-class undergraduate and less of it with Kevin and Leon. In a fit of jealousy, Kevin and Leon play a prank on Alex and the undergrad, a prank with dire consequences.Ultimately, the three young men go their separate ways, but what happened that night binds them together and helps lead them to freedom and self-discovery in a post-Cold War world.

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Stephen Henighan

Stephen Henighan’s translations have twice been longlist finalists for the Best Translated Book Award and once for the International Dublin Literary Award. Henighan is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the the short story collection Blue River and Red Earth (2018) and the novel The World of After (2021). 



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“… Charming, with a sweeping but easy prose that evokes the ennui of Oxford as easily as the scars of war-torn Yugoslavia.”
– Justin Warshaw

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Dimensions:

472 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in *
420gr

Published:

April 17, 2021

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Cormorant Books

ISBN:

9781770866195

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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