Announcing a new novel inspired by Detroit Rock of the 1970s. LOUDMOUTH, the debut novel from former rock writer Robert Duncan, who became the managing editor of Creem at age 22 and went on to contribute to numerous top outlets, including Rolling Stone and Life.
In the process, Robert hung around guys like MC5, SRC, Iggy, and the Stooges, Bruce Springsteen, The Clash's Mick Jones and Joe Strummer, and the infamous journalist Lester Bangs. Drawing on his vast collection of raucous, unforgettable stories, LOUDMOUTH is a wild ride, following its protagonist from dysfunctional adolescence to the rock 'n' roll heyday of the 1970s.
The novel is the story of Thomas Ransom, born to a severely dysfunctional southern family transplanted to New York City. Left to his own devices by neglectful parents, he spends much of his childhood shadowing his older, criminally-inclined half-brother and roaming New York with hard-drinking teenage pals.
Tom eventually finds an outlet as the flamboyant singer of a downtown rock band, and later as the young editor of the Detroit-based magazine that invented punk—only to return to New York, at the height of the 1970s bacchanal, and crash.
But it isn’t music that saves him. It’s a soft-spoken painter, who turns out to be the most outrageous character of all.
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