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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton DiSclafani Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9780147524614
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"A vintage version of 'Gossip Girl' meets bigger hair." The Skimm

"DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail." —People

One of the Best New Books for Summer 2016 – Good Housekeeping

One of the 3 Beach Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – O Magazine 

From the bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship – in all its intimate agony and joy – set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. 

Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are twenty-five, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. 
 
A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance. Download and start listening now!

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  • “DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail.”

    People

  • The After Party explores female desire that threatens the status quo…Joan, much-loved and much-criticized by Cece, emerges as a spectacularly tragic figure. The After Party reads like a postmortem of more than just two women’s lives.”

    Washington Post

  • “In her tale of a fraught lifelong friendship, DiSclafani again investigates the power and perils of female sexuality…DiSclafani paints a rich portrait of a cloistered society and its damaged inhabitants in a consistently absorbing narrative… this talented newcomer’s gifts for characterization and atmosphere are as sharp as ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016
  • A Good Housekeeping Pick of Summer Reads, 2016
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About the Author

Anton DiSclafani grew up in northern Florida, where she rode horses, competing nationally. She graduated from Emory University, and received her MFA from Washington University. She currently lives in Saint Louis, where she teaches creative writing at Washington University.

About the Narrator

Dorothy Dillingham Blue has appeared in Jimmy Hunt and The Harold Project and has contributed her voice to many commercials and video projects. In addition to acting, Dorothy directs children’s musical theater.