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Joan Sat in my living room, on my squat orange sofa, sipping a dirty gin martini, her usual drink. It was her second, but Joan had always held her liquor like a man. On this hot, humid day in May–summer comes early in Houston, always–our lives were still normal. By August Joan would be gone.

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The After Party: A Novel Hardcover – May 17, 2016 by Anton DiSclafani


I can picture the squat orange couch and the lady imbibing. What I want to know is where Joan went…