Losing Our Edge
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Generation X cult classics Our Noise and Geniuses of Crack chronicled a group of friends just out of college who lived in a small town, cared more about their record collections than their careers, and never imagined they’d have to grow up.
Losing Our Edge—the sequel to both books—revisits a number of the characters, seeing where they are twenty years later and discovering what’s happened with their lives.
There’s Charles and Randy, two old friends and former roommates who reconnect only to discover they now have nothing in common. There’s Craig and Ashley, ex-lovers who contemplate getting back together, even if it means breaking up a marriage. And then there’s the band Bottlecap, reuniting for one last gig and another shot at the dream that was derailed the first time around. For everyone in Losing Our Edge, it’s a second chance to get things right.
A tough and honest look at what the passing of time does to romance, friendship, and dreams, Losing Our Edge shows that you can go home again—you just might not like what you find when you get there.
“In both its structure and its story, with clarity and sensitivity, Losing Our Edge shows us how the past is a puzzle that we must each put together and decode on our own, especially when our puzzle pieces are shared, our memories glow with meaning, and the intervening years have shaded the impressions of all parties involved in very different ways.” —Tim Kinsella, author of The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense
Jeff Gomez is the author of five books. He lives in California.