The Original 1982 by Lori Carson
A Novel

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The Original 1982 is the wise and memorable debut novel of love, regret, music, and motherhood, by singer and songwriter Lori Carson of the Golden Palominos.

It’s 1982, and Lisa is a 24-year-old waitress in New York City, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it.

But what if what if her decision had been different?

In a new 1982, Lisa chooses differently. Her career takes another direction. She becomes a mother. She loves differently—yet some things remain the same.

Alternating between two very different possibilities, The Original 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become—and about how the people we are affect the choices we make.


About Lori Carson

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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 soundtracks 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.
Published May 28, 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 243 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A debut novel that juxtaposes the narrator's memories with thoughts of what could have been had she made a different decision back in 1982.

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