The Original 1982
By Lori Carson
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062245298, 230pp.)
Publication Date: May 2013
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It's 1982, and Lisa is twenty-four years old, a waitress, an aspiring singer-songwriter, and the girlfriend to a famous musician. That year, she makes a decision, almost without thinking about it.
But what would have happened if she had chosen differently? Thirty years later, haunted by regret, Lisa revisits her past to reimagine it.
Alternating between two very different possibilities, The Original 1982 is a novel about how the choices we make affect the people we become--and about how the people we are affect the choices we make.