Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, in conversation with Nada Alic, discussesĀ A Cigarette Lit Backwards

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. (Overlook Press)

Event date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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A Cigarette Lit Backwards: A Novel By Tea Hacic-Vlahovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419762895
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 20th, 2022