Download and read online The After Party in PDF and EPUB "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.
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Download and read online The Afterparty in PDF and EPUB Literary agent Valerie Morrell receives an email from prospective author William Mendez, containing the first chapters of a promising new novel. Mendez's book tells the story of an April night, when a nervous, nerdy journalist takes his boss's invitation to an A-list party and meets a reclusive film star, his junkie supermodel wife and a wide-eyed pop singer. Valerie is hooked by the scandalous tale of decadence, drugs and disasters, but as the book unfolds, chapter by chapter, email by email, building to a terrible climax, a parallel story emerges - of an author with an unusual, almost unreal, desire for anonymity. Who is William Mendez? And whose tale is he really telling... WITH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE
Download and read online Afterparty in PDF and EPUB Tired of always being the good girl, Emma forms a friendship with fun and alluring Siobhan, but Siobhan's dangerous lifestyle becomes more than Emma can handle.
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Download and read online After the Party in PDF and EPUB Eleven years ago, Jem and Ralph fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they’d found their happy ending. Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple any more. Now two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted. But maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after ...
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Download and read online The After Party in PDF and EPUB Once a defining aspect of postmodernism, appropriation has retreated from the foreground of art parlance. With the dissolution of postmodernism, reconstruction has overtaken ironic quotation, and quotation has become a habit. Given that appropriation no longer constitutes a critically explicit subject of art, this investigation addresses the manner with which appropriation is still broadly exploited by artists and the commercial world alike in order to unearth low frequency emotional ties. Formerly served as an assault on prototype forms, appropriation now paradoxically provides a means for extending a prototype's qualities. With this in mind, an interdisciplinary production methodology that deliberately conceals otherwise recognizable appropriated elements using a data- matching methodology is demonstrated as possessing the potential to evoke a "ghostly feeling of familiarity" as opposed to any specific historical or ironic distance from prototype forms. Emphasizing the paradoxical implications of reemploying an anti-aesthetic strategy to the production of new works, an "agnostic" approach is presented as a register of the complex dilemma of "carrying on."
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