Please join us in welcoming author Shawna-Lee Perrin, who will be reading from and discussing her book Radio Waves: A Post-Punk Novel.
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*Please note that excerpts from this book may contain adult language*
Set between 1979-80, Radio Waves is a novel of longing and rebellion, infused with the post-punk music of the late 70s that embodied both.
Music is everything to college radio DJ Viv Pierce. When her fiancé excitedly reveals his vision for their future - a future in which they get married right after college and start a family - she panics because housewives don't have time for travel, punk rock shows, or late-night record-listening parties. She takes solace with her friends at the college's dingy little radio station and tries to figure out what she's going to do. When an intense connection with a handsome young Joy Division fan visiting from England leads to a one-night stand, she has to decide what kind of future she really wants.
Shawna-Lee Perrin graduated with a BA in English in the mid-90s and earned her MFA in Fiction a couple of decades later. She plays some bass, loves music like it's her job, and is a lifelong New Englander. This is her first novel.