Carla and Pete aren't exactly winning life after high school. Dead-end day jobs. His jealous girlfriend. Her drunk parents. And strip malls. But they both have a killer record collection. At 21, though, does this stuff even matter anymore?
It's 2001 when boybands and thongs have assaulted pop culture, two college dropouts wander aimlessly through their suburban existence. When Carla runs into Pete, the aloof French kid in town, they decide to form a garage band. In the basement. Bored by the backup dancers of the new millennium, the two form a secret connection that goes deeper than the music. Before heading out on their greasy dive bar cross-country tour, tragedy turns the world upside down forcing them to face adulthood and decide if the band is just a teenage dream or a gateway to freedom....and to each other?
Slanted and Disenchanted is the debut coming-of-age novel by Lisa Czarina Michaud. Told with conversational wit with laugh-out-loud pop culture references and rock snob winks, it's High Fidelity meets On the Road with a dash of Patti Smith's Just Kids that explores sexual tension in friendships, the confusion of adulting, the love and chaos of family...and the soundtracks that get us through it all.
Readers of David Kamp's Rock Snob Dictionary and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan will also fall for Slanted and Disenchanted! Jump on tour today!
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|Publisher:||Barre Chord Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)|
|Age Range:||16 - 18 Years|