William Wharton turns his microscopic gaze on his own life to narrate and scrutinize the untimely deaths of his daughter and her family. A moving story of one man's rage against death, and spiritual renewal.
On August 3rd 1988, field burning caused a 23-car pile-up that claimed the lives of seven people, including William Wharton's daughter, Kate, her husband, and their two children. In EVER AFTER, William Wharton searches for meaning in this tragedy, and tries to put a stop to a dangerous agriculture practice.
Written from the perspective of both father and daughter, EVER AFTER is inspiring and heart-breaking in equal measures.
William Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925. During the Second World War, Wharton served in the US army, until an injury led to his discharge. In 1978, Wharton's first novel, `Birdy', was published to critical acclaim. Before his death in 2008, Wharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs. The most recent memoir, `Shrapnel', was published for the first time in English in 2012.