′Three things happened at the dawn of the 1990s that would change everything about how we had lived before. We graduated high school, Microsoft shipped Windows 3.0 and America started the Gulf War. We became adults in the 1990s. The start of the world gone mega. Gone global. Gone mad. We became The Casuals and this is our story.′
The Casuals is the story of the life and times of one young woman′s journey through the last two decades of the 20th century; from her pop-fuelled adolescence in the 1980s to a full-blown grunge ride in the 1990s. Sally Breen takes up the mantle of her generation, the casuals, and gives them voice. A charged and heady exploration of sex, drugs and pop culture, The Casuals is also a meditation on loss, death and grief, as the author struggles to reconcile her place in a chaotic world after the loss of her father.
The Casuals is for the kids of the 1980s what Puberty Blues was for the kids of the 1970s - a strikingly honest romp through the years of big hair, even bigger stereos, first love, lost innocence and the intoxicating knowledge that the world really was your oyster. Joyous, heartbreaking, hilarious and nostalgic all at once, this is a book to be devoured.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.7 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.4