And She Was
Talking Heads fans will recognize the title of Cindy Dyson’s novel, And She Was. It not only pays homage to the band’s classic tune, it’s one of many retro-pop culture references sprinkled throughout this imaginative fish-out-of-water tale. Set in Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands circa 1986, the book opens with 31-year-old Brandy following her boyfriend to a sleepy fishing village where she takes a job waitressing in a seedy bar. Flashing back and forward in time, Dyson skillfully interconnects Brandy’s eerie personal journey with the history of the region (both actual and supernatural), culminating in a ghostly lesson in self-discovery.