Between Before and After by Jessica Stilling
Publisher: DX Varos Publishing (November 8, 2022)
Category: General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Family Secrets
Tour Dates November 1-23
Available in Print and ebook, 479 (or less) pages
Description Between Before and After by Jessica Stilling
Indie movie director Sebastian Foster has found his niche making movies based on the award-winning novels written by his estranged mother. However, his latest film, based loosely on the tragic death of his sister as a child, opens up old wounds best left under bandages.
Told in two concurrent timelines, now and when Sebastian was a teen, some twenty years ago in the mid-1990s, this story of learning unknown truths unwinds in the streets of Paris, where Sebastian lived as a teen and where he has returned to make his picture.
Praise For Jessica Stilling
Bronx Council of the Arts Chapter One Award for The Beekeeper’s Daughter
"Stilling’s take on this familiar tale is provocative and poignant, rich with emotion and powerfully described, laced with profound contemplation about dying too soon and growing up too quickly."- Publisher's Weekly review of Betwixt and Between
"At turns happy and unbearably sad, Betwixt and Between is a beautifully realized re-imagining of a classic story that will enchant readers as the original did."- Booklist starred review of Betwixt and Between
"A suspenseful read. Jessica Stilling sets the story among a backdrop of stunning scenes of Greece described as being almost visceral with a unique compilation of romance, mystery, and self-inspection. A compelling story that comes to life off the page."-San Francisco Book Review of the Weary God of Ancient Travelers
About Jessica Stilling
Jessica Stilling has written three works of literary fiction, Betwixt and Between,The Beekeeper's Daughter, and The Weary God of Ancient Travelers. She also wrote poetry and short fiction for various literary journals.
Her articles have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Bust Magazine and she writes extensively for The Writer Magazine. She has taught Creative Writing in both high school and university. She also publishes young adult fantasy under the pen name JM Stephen.
Jessica loves Virginia Woolf, very long walks, and currently lives in southern Vermont where she writes for the very local newspaper, The Deerfield Valley News.
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My Take: This book is told in two timelines. Sebastian is a bit estranged from his mother but as a film director has choosen to base his films on her books. His latest project is based on her book on a fire that killed her daughter, Sebastian's sister.
Sebastian buys the old apartment where his family lived and has filled it with replicas of the furniture. Along the way Sebastian meets back up with friends and acquaintances that we learn most are not very nice people and they haven't changed much over the years.
This story keeps you guessing as Sebastian tries to find out the truth. There is a surprise ending that will have you glad you read till the end.
I received a review copy of this book from Virtual Book Tours and was not required to write a positive review.