I am looking for a teen science fiction title published in the late 1970s or early 1980s. I believe that there was a society that has found a way to prolong life for hundreds of years. Individuals store their memories in crystals that reside in a wig. When a character wants to live in the moment, they can remove their wig and be free of other memories. Sorry-no title or author.

Does anyone know what this is?

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    Does this question/answer look familiar? – JohnP May 10 '18 at 14:46
  • There is no mention of wigs in Crystal Phoenix by Michael Berlyn – John Rennie May 11 '18 at 5:34

This might be Sharon Webb's "Ram Song", the 3rd in her "Earth Child" trilogy; it was initially published in 1985. The only thing I can remember about the book are the crystal wigs.

On the planet Aulos, a strange beam that disorients people is interrupting a yearly festival; the immortal Kurt Kraus and the starship Ram are called to meet the emergency. Sequel to Earthchild and Earth song.

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