Here's a great giveaway for you today, courtesy of the great folks at William Morrow!
Debut novelist Lori Carson examines the universal question of “what if?” in an intricate and beautiful new novel, The Original 1982.
"Lori introduces readers to Lisa, a 24 year-old singer-songwriter trying to find her way in 1980s New York. In Lisa’s original 1982, she is waiting tables, playing at open mics and dating a famous musician until she makes one pivotal decision that changes the course of her life. But what if she had chosen differently? In this eloquent exploration of decisions, regrets, love and heartbreak, Lisa envisions the “new” 1982. She imagines her career taking another direction, her relationships changing form and she imagines her beautiful daughter, Minnow, and the life they could have shared together. Alternating between two very different possibilities, THE ORIGINAL 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become—and how the people we are affect the choices we make."
"If you had inherited the best traits of both of us, you’d have been smart and a beauty, a lover of music, a sensitive girl. I’m fairly certain your father would have broken your heart the way he broke mine. He didn’t want you to be born and never had any children after. He was his own child, the apple of his own eye: an artist, showman and politician. I spared you that at least. But I spared you life itself and for that I’m filled with regret."—THE ORIGINAL 1982
"Lori Carson is a singer-songwriter whose albums include Shelter, Where It Goes, Everything I Touch Runs Wild, and Another Year. A former member of the seminal band The Golden Palominos, she has contributed to the sound tracks of Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, Keith Gordon's Waking the Dead, and others. The Original 1982 is her first novel." Read an excerpt of The Original 1982.
Sound like something you'd like to own? I've got two copies up for grabs. Open to US only. To be entered leave the name of one your favorite eighties bands or songs! Closes June 22/13.