Tea Hacic presenta il suo ultimo libro “Una sigaretta accesa al contrario"
Thursday 27th April at 6.30 p.m
The event is realised in collaboration with FUL Magazine and Arcigay Firenze
Admission free while places last
At the dawn of the new millennium on the punk scene in North Carolina, penultimate province of the American empire, teenager Kat is an outsider dying to be accepted, to be cool, only for every attempt (or almost every attempt) she makes to do so to come up against her own inadequacies, against a reality almost too simple for a character as complex as hers.
The daughter of Croatian immigrants, she tries to model her identity on her group of friends, the boys who attend Dexter’s Workshop, a squatted house where no rules apply, and to fit in with the boys she has a crush on, always older, always messed up and with a life that seems much more interesting than her own. Between a concert and a piano lesson, with the fixed thought of losing her virginity as soon as possible, the days flow all the same, at least until Trippy Dope’s concert at Cat’s Cradle, after which she unexpectedly becomes a celebrity for all her peers.
But fame may not be the solution to all his problems… Una sigaretta accesa al contrario tells in a brutal and sometimes violent way the price to pay to be what you want and the irresistible centripetal force that the discovery of one’s desires brings. Brilliant prose, a unique voice, an exhilarating journey into oneself.
Tea Hacic-Vlahovic is a Croatian-American writer living in Los Angeles.
Author of L’anima della festa, formerly a columnist for Wired and Vice Italia and editor of Wonderland Magazine, she is a columnist for Spike Art Magazine and contributes to Vogue Italia, Columbia Journal, Dazed, and others.
She is the host of the podcast Troie Radicali.
Una sigaretta accesa al contrario is her second novel.