Monday, December 3, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
1982 pulls back the layers of Jian's teenage life, revealing his 15-year-old dreams and preoccupations, family and high school moments, all of it underscored by the music of the era. Each chapter is named after a song and the book is assembled like a literary mix tape... something Jian argues is an unparalleled (and tragically bygone) expression of affection.
Shelagh spoke with Jian about his memoir 1982 in front of a live audience at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of the 2012 International Festival of Authors. Here is that unedited conversation in all its New Wave glory.