Nineteen-year-old Iris Sunnaret and her three siblings live happily in a family that adopted them after their mother's death. Then history intervenes, in the form of the Vietnam War. Her two brothers die bravely in combat on the same day. But a man who served in their platoon appears on the family's doorstep months later, offering his version of what happened to the brothers. Iris decides to find out the truth, seeking out other witnesses, researching official records. The path she follows brings her into the Iroquois Nation, into the Italian neighborhoods of upstate New York towns, an into parts of her own past that she hadn't know existed. She uncovers secret after secret, unraveling the picture she once had about herself, her sister, and her supposedly idyllic family life.
Heartbreaking and redemptive, EVERYTHING AFTER is a classic drama about the forces that can change a family, and the clash of the personal, the moral, and the political on the wartime home front.