After the Party

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Description


At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever.

Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely observed, After the Party is an illuminating portrait of a dark period of British history which has yet to be fully acknowledged.

Product Details

Price
$25.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781643131269
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About the Author

Cressida Connolly writes for Vogue, the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Guardian, and numerous other journals. She is the author of three books: The Happiest Days, which won the MacMillan/PEN Award; The Rare and the Beautiful; and My Former Heart. Cressida is the daughter of writer Cyril Connolly. She lives in England.

Reviews

Profound and moving and completely original, with a storyline that is completely satisfying. It'll be one of those novels that stays in my mind forever. It's a work of art.--Craig Brown, New York Times bestselling author of 'Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret'
A wonderfully subtle and interesting account of the Mosley women, with a compelling voice.--Linda Grant, Booker Prize nominated author of 'The Clothes on Their Backs'
Wonderful, tragicomic, beautifully researched.
Eye-opening. Connolly skillfully chronicles some of the little-known consequences to those opposed to Britain's involvement in WWII, resulting in a vivid, introspective tale.
Uncanny, evocative. Connolly skillfully sets scenes in pared yet atmospheric prose.
Connolly expertly evokes a changing nation, and a woman whose life is altered forever.
Connolly's novel achieves the rare feat of at once summoning that foreign country, the past, then returning us, uncomfortably, to a contemporary Britain with a burgeoning fatherland complex.--Will Self