1978: A Novel

1978: A Novel

by Daniel Jones
     
 

In this violent, raw, and often beautiful novel, Daniel Jones captures the long-vanished Toronto where a broke teen punk could buy a beer with a two-dollar bill. Soo, Kid, Jacky, and Boy are damaged and self-destructive, losing whole days to cheap booze and pills, accidental blackouts and hospital stays. They badly want to emulate local punk idols like the Viletones…  See more details below

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In this violent, raw, and often beautiful novel, Daniel Jones captures the long-vanished Toronto where a broke teen punk could buy a beer with a two-dollar bill. Soo, Kid, Jacky, and Boy are damaged and self-destructive, losing whole days to cheap booze and pills, accidental blackouts and hospital stays. They badly want to emulate local punk idols like the Viletones and Teenage Head, but can't hold it together long enough to learn an entire song. 1978 is Jones' uncompromising literary take on the frantic energy and bleak extremes of the early Toronto punk scene, but it's also the story of a group of messed-up kids in a squalid apartment, desperately looking underneath all the attitude and filth for something real.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780986638893
Publisher:
Three O'Clock Press
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
File size:
424 KB

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Meet the Author

Daniel Jones was born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1959 and died in Toronto in 1994. In between, he worked as a dishwasher, cook, caretaker, editor, and writer. Jones left behind several volumes of highly acclaimed and
controversial poetry and fiction, including The Brave Never Write Poetry (Coach House Press, 1985) and The People One Knows (Mercury Press, 1994).

Liz Worth is the author of two books, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, and Amphetamine Heart, and a chapbook called Eleven: Eleven. She doesn't have any cats, kids, or husbands.

Kevin Connolly has published four acclaimed collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Revolver (Anansi, 2008). He works in Toronto as a freelance editor and arts journalist, and since 2007 has been poetry editor at Coach House Books.

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