La Vie Creative

EP 250: American novelist, inspired by Paris, Lisa Czarina Michaud

September 14, 2022 Krystal Kenney
La Vie Creative
EP 250: American novelist, inspired by Paris, Lisa Czarina Michaud
Show Notes

Lisa Czarina Michaud is an American novelist. In 2009, she followed in the footsteps of her late jazz performing grandmother and moved to the City of Light. She has lived in many arrondissements in Paris before settling in a riverside village in the Seine-et-Marne region where she now lives with her husband, son, and cat Le Tigre. Her debut coming-of-age novel Slanted and Disenchanted came out last fall to critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of 2021 by A Book Wanderer.

Book blurb: 

She blew off college and started a band with that French kid. He ditched his girlfriend to go on tour with that girl with the bangs. And so it begins...

In 2001 when boybands and thongs assaulted pop culture, two college dropouts on Long Island form a band. In the basement. When Carla runs into Pete, the aloof French kid in town, the two form a secret connection that goes deeper than the music. Before heading out on their greasy dive bar cross-country tour, tragedy turns the world upside down forcing them to face adulthood and decide if the band is just a teenage dream or a gateway to freedom....and to each other?

Slanted and Disenchanted is the debut novel by Lisa Czarina Michaud. Told with conversational wit with quirky '90s pop culture references and rock snob winks, it's High Fidelity meets On the Road with elements of Patti Smith's Just Kids that explores sexual tension in friendships, the confusion of adulting, the love and chaos of family...and the soundtracks that get us through it all.

Lisa Czarina Michaud Author Website
Slanted and Disenchanted at Barnes and Noble
Slanted and Disenchanted on Amazon

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