Volume 1 of Barry Smolin's trilogy The Miranda Complex follows the digressive mind of 18-year-old Lance Atlas as he sits at the La Brea Tar Pits, midway through the summer of 1979, after having run into Miranda Savitch at a party the night before. The encounter provokes a swirl of kaleidoscopic memories, both sacred and profane, set against a cultural backdrop that includes an adolescent-eye view of the politics, film, literature, and, especially, music of the era, as well as a mythic rendering of Los Angeles in the 1970s. By turns raunchy and awkward and neurotic, Lance's narration chronicles the years 1972-1976 with promises of many more memorable angsty teenage escapades to come.
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About the Author
Barry Smolin is a native of Los Angeles, California. He is the author of "Wake Up In The Dreamhouse" (2011), a novella composed one sentence at a time on Twitter, "Always Be Madly In Love" (2011), selected poetry culled from the years 1988- 2010, "Narcissus In The Dark" (2012), another novella, and Volume 1 of a fiction trilogy entitled "The Miranda Complex" (2016). Since 1995 he has been the host and producer of the radio shows "The Music Never Stops" (1995-2012) and "Head Room" (2012-present) on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles. He has also released four albums of original music under the name Mr. Smolin: "At Apogee" (2004), "The Crumbling Empire Of White People" (2007), "Bring Back The Real Don Steele" (2009), and "Heaven's Not High" (2013), as well as setting chapter 1 of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to music in collaboration with the band Double Naught Spy Car as part of the "Waywords and Meansigns Project" (2016). His music has also been featured on the Showtime television series "Weeds." He can be found online at www.mrsmolin.com
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The Miranda Complex Volume 1: Munchkinland based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book was very funny and entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone! Looking forward to the second volume!