After the Sucker Punch

By Lorraine Devon Wilke

Literary fiction, General fiction, New adult fiction | Paperback, eBook


They buried her father at noon, at five she found his journals, and in the time it took to read one-and-a-half pages, her world turned upside down: he thought she was a failure. Every child, no matter what age, wants to know their father loves them, and Tessa Curzio – thirty-six, emerging writer, ex-rocker, lapsed Catholic, defected Scientologist, and fourth in a family of eight complicated people – is no exception. But just when she thought her twitchy life was finally coming together – solid relationship, creative job; a view of the ocean – the one-two punch of her father’s death and posthumous indictment proves an existential knockout. She tries to “just let it go,” as her sister suggests, but life viewed through the filter of his damning words is suddenly skewed, shaking the foundation of everything from her solid relationship and winning job to the truth of her family, even her sense of self. From there, friendships strain, bad behavior ensues, new men entreat, and family drama spikes, all leading to her little-known aunt, a nun and counselor, who lovingly strong-arms Tessa onto a journey of discovery and reinvention. It’s a trip that’s not always pretty – or particularly wise – but somewhere in all the twists and turns, unexpected truths are found.


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They buried her father at noon, at five she found his journals, and in the time it took to read one-and-a-half pages, her world turned upside down: he thought she was a failure. Every child, no matter what age, wants to know their father loves them, and Tessa Curzio – thirty-six, emerging writer, ex-rocker, lapsed Catholic, defected Scientologist, and fourth in a family of eight complicated people – is no exception. But just when she thought her twitchy life was finally coming together – solid relationship, creative job; a view of the ocean – the one-two punch of her father’s death and posthumous indictment proves an existential knockout. She tries to “just let it go,” as her sister suggests, but life viewed through the filter of his damning words is suddenly skewed, shaking the fou...


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Author, photographer, and former rock & roller, Lorraine Devon Wilke, brings the sum total of her creative experience to her compelling contemporary fiction. Pulling from every chapter of her eclectic background, she creates characters and plots that are both unique and recognizable, with dialogue that jumps off the page. Her book covers are designed with her photography, and her debut novel, After The Sucker Punch, even includes a free download of one of her songs. A longtime contributor to The Huffington Post, Devon Wilke’s trademark “sass and sensibility” infuses her work with candor, provocative themes, and, whenever possible, lots of laughter. But whether exploring issues of family, faith, love, or tragedy, her work always embraces an elemental mix of heart and soul.


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Author, photographer, and former rock & roller, Lorraine Devon Wilke, brings the sum total of her creative experience to her compelling contemporary fiction. Pulling from every chapter of her eclectic background, she creates characters and plots that are both unique and recognizable, with dialogue that jumps off the page. Her book covers are designed with her photography, and her debut novel, Afte...


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Constance Fairchild

Constance Fairchild

5 January at 12:50

Love the book trailer!

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