Winner, 2022 Voss Literary Prize<br/><br/>When a mother and daughter take the overseas trip of a lifetime, they discover that the past is never quite behind them 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 help them reconcile the past. Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine's older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols - including Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Virginia Woolf - Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her own culture and storytelling. But sometimes the stories that are not told can become too great to bear. Ambitious and engrossing, After Story celebrates the extraordinary power of words and the quiet spaces between. We can be ready to listen, but are we ready to hear?<br/><br/>Shortlisted, 2022 The Age Book of the Year Award<br/>Shortlisted, 2022 NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Indigenous Writers' Prize<br/>Shortlisted, 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Fiction<br/>Shortlisted, 2022 Voss Literary Prize<br/>Shortlisted, The ABA Booksellers' Choice Awards 2022 - Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year<br/>Longlisted, 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award<br/>Longlisted, 2022 Indie Book Awards - Fiction<br/>Longlisted, 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards - General Fiction Book of the Year<br/>Longlisted, 2023 Dublin Literary Award<br/><br/>Kate Grenville<br/>'A moving story of going far away to find home again - a beautiful, hopeful book.'<br/><br/>Rachel Griffiths<br/>'A literary tour that speaks to the imagination, connecting the canon of English literature to the lives of a mother and daughter whose own stories have been untold, Larissa weaves an exquisite tapestry that talks to our common humanity that lives within the stories we collect, treasure and share.'<br/><br/>Tony Birch<br/>'After Story is a work of great originality. It is a tale of discovery and understanding, envisioned through the shared experiences of Della and Jasmine on a journey to the ''''old country'''', a place that is not theirs. Through Della and Jasmine we come to understand the depths of familial love, with poignancy, humour and true storytelling.'