Title Profile & Character Information

Hairstyles of the Damned

Annotation
"Hairstyles of the Damned is an honest and affectionate depiction of wanting to belong, but never quite belonging. Joe Meno's pitch-perfect prose illuminates the tumultuous realities of American adolescence, the disintegration of the modern family, and the way a mistake can change a person's life. Following the riotous exploits of Brian, a Catholic school malcontent, and his best friend Gretchen, a punk rock girl fond of brawling, this work of fiction pursues the truth in discovering what it means to develop your own identity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Characters
NameOswald, Brian
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitCatholic

NameGretchen
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitOverweight

GenreComing of age
Fiction
TopicsTeenage boys
Teenage angst
Alienation
Friendship
Punk culture
Youth violence
First loves
Self-discovery
SettingChicago, Illinois