Aftermath of Dreaming: A Novel by DeLaune Michel

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 very good for Yvette Broussard. Her jewelry-design profession is setting out, she's again along with her sort-of boyfriend, and, better of all, she now not thinks approximately her once-in-a-lifetime love, foreign celebrity Andrew Madden. till an opportunity come across with him adjustments every thing. Swept up by means of thoughts in their advanced courting, Yvette is plunged into an obsession with Andrew that finally forces her to confront the previous she suggestion she had left in the back of. whilst, she is juggling the calls for of her bride-to-be sister and her male ally, who's jealous of alternative males, and recommendations of her estranged father. Set opposed to the glittering worlds of la and big apple, and advised with either humor and pathos, Aftermath of Dreaming explores the common issues of abandonment, forgiveness, and letting cross.

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Hightailing it out of the parking lot, thank you, Chevy engine, I remember that I was supposed to go to the opening-night party afterward, so I leave a “loved your show; can’t—cough, cough—make the party” message at Sydney’s home, so she’ll know how sincere I am. When I reach a secure distance from the theater in that barren part of the 10 near Centinela, I pull over to the shoulder, put my truck into park, and lift my hands to cover my face. I thought tears would come, but they don’t. I am in too much shock.

I have never seen the prayer book in real life, hadn’t even known it still existed, as if it might have intuitively combusted the minute our parents’ marriage went kaput. I take it from her hands. The gold ink spelling our mother’s maiden name is still crisp, the ivory leather pure except for a faint thumb mark on the back, like a print left behind on the safety rail of a sheer drop. ” Suzanne takes the coveted object back, puts it on her lap, and folds both hands on top of it. “How’d you get it?

God, I wish he were home. Maybe I’ll try him at the editing room. No, I’m not going to bother him at work. Okay, I’ll take the more scenic route from Suzanne’s—perhaps literally slowing down when I want to speed up will soothe my jangled nerves. I hope. I turn right onto a street that will reach the PCH, then take a left onto the highway, driving past the bright, shining beach to get back to after math of dreaming 27 the 10 freeway. The ocean is completely flat, as if at rest, exhausted from its morning exercise of tides.

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