By DeLaune Michel
Hypnotic and wonderfully written, Aftermath of Dreaming is an incandescent first novel of odern existence and love. except the little challenge that she is waking up screaming in the midst of the evening, lifestyles is great for Yvette Broussard. Her jewelry-design profession is setting out, she's again along with her sort-of boyfriend, and, better of all, she not thinks approximately her once-in-a-lifetime love, overseas celebrity Andrew Madden. till an opportunity come across with him adjustments every thing. Swept up by way of stories in their complicated courting, Yvette is plunged into an obsession with Andrew that eventually forces her to confront the earlier she concept she had left in the back of. while, she is juggling the calls for of her bride-to-be sister and her male ally, who's jealous of different males, and suggestions of her estranged father. Set opposed to the glittering worlds of l. a. and long island, and informed with either humor and pathos, Aftermath of Dreaming explores the common subject matters of abandonment, forgiveness, and letting move.
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That was great. She loved everything, raved on and on, and wore four pieces in a picture for a Los Angeles magazine feature about her comeback ﬁlm that then came and went, but the magazine tear sheet looks great in my press kit. She’s someone I should send a brochure to, whenever that gets done. But ﬁrst I need to concentrate on Rox, especially since I told Sandra that everything would be delivered in a month. And then they’ll send me the check, she said. Jesus, that’s different from Lizzie’s. Paid before the stuff even sells.
Is ﬁlled with trucks, but it deﬁnitely is not ﬁlled with exorbitantly priced nonAmerican sedans. Soon after I bought it, Suzanne told me that it makes me look like I am dating someone from the wrong side of the tracks and driving his truck—which made me love it even more. My sister-the-bride is standing in the open doorway wearing a celadon-green silk sweater that plays up the same shade in her eyes and is light to the dark of her long, straight hair. That green has always been so perfect for her that I am unable to see a garment of that color without thinking she must already own it.
Which I found odd. Henry Kissinger, the Kennedys, and have-different-last-names-but-still-somehow-areKennedys, and all the New York gods ate here regularly, so why some silly movie star, for Christ’s sake, was putting Seamus into such a state, I had no idea. The dining room was full. It was a Saturday night, late August, meaning the habitués were in the Hamptons. The city cleared each summer weekend, and that was my favorite time. Getting off work at the end of the night—eleven, if I came on at four; twelve, if I started at ﬁve—I would walk most of the distance home.
Aftermath of Dreaming: A Novel by DeLaune Michel