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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia


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  • Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia 
    Title: Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    Author: THORN TRACEY
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 18/03/2019
    Imprint: CANONGATE
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn's teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things, not going to the disco, the school coach not arriving.

    Before she was a bestselling musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties, Meaningful Conversations and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.

    Returning more than three decades later to Brookmans Park, scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters and pub car parks, the utopian cul-de-sacs, the train to Potters Bar and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children, the children who wanted none of it. With her trademark wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and so many artists have come from.

    ISBN: 9781786892553
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