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Novel Paints A Picture Of 1950s River Oaks

Writer Anton DiSclafani talks about setting her book, The After Party, in 1950s River Oaks, a “perfect pressure cooker of wealth and power.”

The After Party - Anton DiSclafaniThe 1950s could be defined as an era of prosperity in America. In River Oaks, it was even more so, as author Anton DiSclafani illustrates in her new book The After Party.

She tells Maggie Martin how the Houston neighborhood made such an impression on her at a young age.

And she says more fiction authors should be writing about Houston, especially in the era of new moneyed oil barons like Glen McCarthy and his extravagant Shamrock Hotel because it’s a “perfect pressure cooker of wealth and power and this new world, really.”

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