After SilenceA cartoonist follows his heart into an inescapable web of secrecy and deceit
Max Fischer is at the Los Angeles County Museum when he sees the woman and child who will change his life. They are Lincoln and Lily Aaron, a precocious ten-year-old and his quick-witted mother, and before Max realizes it, he’s inviting them to lunch. It seems like an innocent chance encounter, but in the years to come Max will wonder if he hadn’t been doomed from the start. He falls quickly for the beautiful, opinionated woman, and is about to propose marriage when he learns that Lily is harboring a dark secret—one that will change Max’s life forever. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.
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“After Silence is terrifying, compelling reading—the only thing harder than putting it down is forgetting it after the last page has been turned.” —Stephen King “A wrenching tale of tragic inevitability.” —The Times “[Carroll is] one of the special ones, one of the few. . . . He opens a window you did not know was there and invites you to look through it. He gives you his eyes to see with, and he gives you the world all fresh and honest and new. . . . He has the magic.” —Neil Gaiman
About the author
Jonathan Carroll (b. 1949) is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels. Hallmarks of Carroll’s writing include talking animals and worlds that straddle the thin line between reality and the surreal, a technique that has seen him compared to South American magical realists. He continues to live and write in Vienna.