Shining Life


Becky McAuley "Lost Indignation" - Book

"Lost Indignation" is the story of Mo McGraw - who is never doing what she's supposed to be doing - and her hunt for a rare demo tape. In 1988, a group of teenagers from Yonkers form a band called Indignation and record a demo, hoping it will propel them to prominence in the New York hardcore scene. Instead, their dreams quickly unravel and the recording is lost to obscurity. Nearly three decades later, Mo's interest in the recording is piqued by a mysterious stranger on a message board. As Mo is drawn deeper into the story of the Indignation, she realizes she's on the verge of uncovering far more than a missing tape.

"Lost Indignation," the debut novel by Becky McAuley, is a sprawling, original tale that transcends its vivid setting and musical minutiae. Through overlapping eras and narrators, it explores the concepts of friendship and rivalry, memory and music, the hunt for truth, and whose truth it is to tell.