Aaron Saturn, 16, is an emotional zombie-stuck in grief for his little brother, Isaac, who died. Aaron longs for an escape, and thinks he's found one when he meets Kim, a girl living on the streets of New York City's East Village. But the real upheaval in his life hits closer to home. When his parents reveal a startling plan to change their family, Aaron goes into a tailspin. He needs to learn that running away won't heal him. For that to happen, Aaron must be willing to let love back into his life. Love that may lead him to a real adventure.
"Avra Wing is a remarkably astute writer. In After Isaac she handles the weightiest material-life and death, birth and loss-with the lightest of touches. Aaron Saturn and his lovely, heartbroken family will stay with you long after this novel's pitch-perfect ending."-Ben Dolnick, author of I Know Who You Are and Zoology