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The author of the book: Lorraine Devon Wilke
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Edition: Createspace
Date of issue: May 15th 2014
ISBN: 1497596300
ISBN 13: 9781497596306
Language: English

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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 how old, 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.

Author and longtime "Huffington Post" contributor, Lorraine Devon Wilke, takes an irreverent look at father/daughter relationships through the prism of Tessa's unique saga and its exploration of family, faith, cults, creativity, new love and old, and the struggle to define oneself against the inexplicable perceptions of a deceased parent. Told with both sass and sensibility, it's a story wrapped in contemporary culture but with a very classic heart.

[And as a BONUS that brings a plot point right off the page, the Epilogue includes a link to a downloadable song "written by" our protagonist...or, in the non-fictional world, by Lorraine Devon Wilke & Rick M. Hirsh.]

Cover design by Grace Amandes @ Cover photographs by Lorraine Devon Wilke

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Ebook After the Sucker Punch read Online! Author, photographer, and singer/songwriter, 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 stories always embrace an elemental mix of heart and soul. Along with AFTER THE SUCKER PUNCH, both her dramatic short story, "She Tumbled Down," and her second novel, HYSTERICAL LOVE, are also available here at Amazon.

You can follow her commentary many creative adventures at, with all other links and information available at

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A book that has changed and continues to change my life for the better!

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