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Honduran Canadian debut novelist Anna Julia Stainsby’s THE AFTERPAINS, a multi-POV literary novel of four women, one of whom is telling their story from the afterlife. The story follows two families, connected by a secret, as one of them gears up to commemorate a heartbreaking anniversary and the characters grapple with their understanding of family, motherhood, and grief, to Sarah Jackson at Random House Canada, at auction, for publication in 2023, by Amanda Orozco and Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency (North America).