Hairstyles of the Damned

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Akashic Books, Ltd.
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5.36 X 7.52 X 0.82 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author
Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. He is a winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the author of multiple novels and short story collections including Hairstyles of the Damned, The Great Perhaps, How the Hula Girl Sings, The Boy Detective Fails, Tender as Hellfire, Demons in the Spring, and Office Girl. His short fiction has been published in One Story, McSweeney's, Swink, LIT, TriQuarterly, Other Voices, Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Magazine. He is an associate professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Meno gives his proverbial coming-of-age tale a punk-rock edge, as seventeen-year-old Chicagoan Brian Oswald tries to land his first girlfriend . . . Meno ably explores Brian's emotional uncertainty and his poignant youthful search for meaning . . . His gabby, heartfelt, and utterly believable take on adolescence strikes a winning chord.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Captures both the sweetness and sting of adolescence with unflinching honesty.-- "Entertainment Weekly"
Joe Meno writes with the energy, honesty, and emotional impact of the best punk rock. From the opening sentence to the very last word, Hairstyles of the Damned held me in his grip.--Jim DeRogatis, pop music critic, Chicago Sun-Times
The most authentic young voice since J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield . . . A darn good book.-- "Daily Southtown"
Sensitive, well-observed, often laugh-out-loud funny . . . You won't regret a moment of the journey.--Chicago Tribune