Single Stroke Seven
by Lavinia Ludlow

Fiction · Paperback · 188 pages
ISBN 978-1-934081-51-8 · Publisher Direct Price: $11.00

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Meet Generation U(nemployed)

In an attention-deficit society still crippled by the aftereffects of the recession, Lilith, a percussive virtuoso--or maybe just a garage band drummer--fights to break into the indie rock scene.

With a band of misguided lost boys, an ego-slaughtering day job at a bottling plant, and the Silicon Valley's inflated cost of living to contend with, Lilith flounders at keeping herself and her friends from dissolving into obsolescence and numbing consumerism.

A sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll tale too impoverished to afford any sex, drugs, or rock 'n' roll, Single Stroke Seven sheds light on the independent artists of a shipwrecked generation coming of age in perilous economic conditions.

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Lavinia Ludlow is a musician and writer.

Her debut novel, alt.punk, published by Casperian Books in 2011, explored the ragged edge of art, society, and sanity, viciously skewering the politics of rebellion.

Her short fiction has been published in Pear Noir!, Curbside Splendor Semi-Annual Journal, and The Molotov Cocktail, and her critical reviews of indie lit have appeared in Small Press Reviews, The Collagist, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy Magazine, and American Book Review.

When not traveling for work, she divides her time between San Francisco and London.

Single Stroke Seven is her second novel.

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