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Talking Heads 77, by John Domini

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A wild, fragmented portrait of the late 70s and the punk scene with a rich and diverse cast of characters including an idealistic editor of a political rag, a pony-riding Boston Brahmin intent on finding herself and shedding her husband, an up-and-coming punkster who fancies evenings at the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, an editorial assistant named Topsy Otaka, and more.


“A very fine novel . . . written with flashy, pop-culture inventiveness. . . . Nevertheless, this book reminds one of nothing so much as Hawthorne.” —The Des Moines Register

Talking Heads: 77 manages to be both cutting-edge innovative and splendidly readable… a flat-out delight.” — Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

 “Domini manages to say much about the truth, media, and society . . . unloads smart observations . . . in a smartly-told story . . . with elements of mystery and suspense.” —The Valdosta Daily Times


John Domini, noted poet, essayist, and author, has had his work appear in the New York TimesGQ, the Paris Review, and Ploughshares. A former National Endowment for the Arts and Ingram Merrill Foundation fellow, he teaches at Iowa State University and lives in Des Moines, Iowa.