After the Winter

October 30, 2020
After the Winter

"This taut, atmospheric novel is an ode to thecomplicated heartbreak of loving what will forever be just out ofreach." —Laura van den Berg, award-winning author of The ThirdHotelClaudio's apartment faces a wall. Rising from bed, he sets hisfeet on the floor at the same time, to ground himself. Cecilia sitsat her window, contemplating a cemetery, the radio her bestcompanion. In parallel and entwining stories that move from Havanato Paris to New York City, no routine, no argument for thepleasures of solitude, can withstand our most human drive to findourselves in another, and fall in love. And no depth of emotion canprotect us from love's inevitable loss."Nettel's sharp, potent novel depicts how even the briefestrelationship can affect the rest of a life." —PublishersWeekly (starred review)"A luminous writer of dark humor and wild insight. After theWinter is a deeply compassionate story about love, about howhard it is to know another—let alone ourselves—in all our strangeglory. Yet, in the end, it is also a story about how essential itis, in spite of the pitfalls, to try."—Nick Flynn, award-winningauthor of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City"Insightful and painfully poignant...examines the bonds betweenpeople, the degrees of intimacy and commitment we allow ourselvesand the toll isolation can take upon the soul." —GlasgowHerald