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 course of the evening, existence is really good for Yvette Broussard. Her jewelry-design profession is starting off, she's again together with her sort-of boyfriend, and, better of all, she now not thinks approximately her once-in-a-lifetime love, overseas celebrity Andrew Madden. till an opportunity come upon with him alterations every thing. Swept up by means of thoughts in their advanced courting, Yvette is plunged into an obsession with Andrew that eventually forces her to confront the earlier she proposal she had left at the back of. even as, she is juggling the calls for of her bride-to-be sister and her male ally, who's jealous of different males, and concepts 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 cross.
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I met her once years ago on the subway in New York, not long before I moved to California. I was with Tim, the man I was living with at that time, and she was with her husband—her ﬁrst—and a female friend she would not stop hugging as the train rattled and swooped, stations passing by. It was late at night, and the subway car was almost empty, so her 48 DeLauné Michel husband easily spotted Tim when we boarded at the Houston Street stop. They had grown up together in the city; introductions were made all around.
Andrew and Holly have settled into their seats at the theater just a few rows in front of me and a little to the right. That’s closer than I’d like, but safe, I decide, because I am completely out of their (Andrew’s) view. Okay, so I just need to make it to the lights going down, which should be any minute now, then the show will distract me, I hope, or at least keep me under the cover of darkness until it ends and I can get out and run. I am immediately grateful to Sydney for not having an after math of dreaming 49 intermission; at least I’m saved from that hellish interval of milling around.
Maybe tonight really is okay. No, this is better (keep repeating that) because I need to focus on getting this order together, though I’d really rather see him instead. ” I’ve never had a jewelry order this large before. For Lizzie, I just take new pieces to her store every four or ﬁve months, leave what she wants, then get a check (usually) after they sell. As for private sales, the most a customer has ever purchased at once was when a forced-retiredbecause-she-was-past-forty movie star ordered a ring, two bracelets, three necklaces, and four earrings.
Aftermath of Dreaming: A Novel by DeLaune Michel