The After Party by Anton DiSclafani

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Wow.  I just wrapped up reading The After Party by Anton DiSclafani and it was intense.  Not in a mysterious sense but more heavy content with well developed characters and relationships.  It was my first read of DiSclafani’s and I can say she is a literary vision who writes with elegance yet complexity.  This was not what I expected it at all. Yes it had the glamour of old, oil Texas but it was more. It was about an all consuming friendship between two different women.  Love, obsession, friendship and parenthood are all things that happen at The After Party.

The After Party circles around Joan and Cece.  Joan and Cece grew up with one another and have been best friends since they met.  Joan is from wealth and is gorgeous.  Cece isn’t as confident and has been in Joan’s shadow for years- a place she is content to be…

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