A Cigarette Lit Backwards
Tea Hacic-Vlahovic (Author)
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DescriptionA Bustle Most-Anticipated Book of the Month Set in the punk-rock scene of the early 2000s and vibrating with the intense ache of bad choices and deep longing, a needle-sharp portrait of a young woman and how far she'll go to find acceptance Kat is dying to be accepted by the North Carolina punks; she is totally desperate to seem cool. At a punk show, she ends up backstage with a rock star and gets noticed by a photojournalist. And then--a dream come true for Kat--her reputation as a groupie icon skyrockets. But to maintain this notoriety, Kat makes a series of devastating choices, and soon enough, she becomes unrecognizable to herself and others. Tea Hacic-Vlahovic's A Cigarette Lit Backwards is a sometimes funny, often brutally honest novel about ambition and self-discovery and how a world of glamour and cool exerts its bold and breathless pull. In prose that seduces, glitters, and exhilarates, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic has written a novel that is both a wild party and a somber reckoning, consolidating her status as a thrilling and essential new voice for our time.
Harry N. Abrams
September 20, 2022
5.83 X 8.44 X 1.02 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author
Tea Hacic-Vlahovic is a Croatian American writer based in Los Angeles and author of the novel Life of the Party. Previously a columnist for Vice and Wired Italy and contributing editor of Wonderland magazine, she's the society columnist for Spike art magazine and contributes to Columbia Journal, Dazed, Autre, and others. She is the host of the Troie Radicali podcast and the founder of Stai Zitta magazine. A Cigarette Lit Backwards is her second novel.