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The final revival of Opal & Nev / Dawnie Walton

Walton, Dawnie,|eauthor (Author). Edwards, Janina, (narrator.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Langton, James, (narrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Final Revival of Opal & Nev ;
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora BCD WAL (Text) 50825010801412 Audiobooks Available -
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville AUDIO WALTON, D. (Text) 38301000037031 New Audiobooks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797118505
  • ISBN: 50825010801412
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
A poignant fictional oral history of the beloved rock 'n' roll duo who shot to fame in the 1970s New York, and the  dark, fraught secret that lies at the peak of their stardom. Opal is a fiercely independent young woman  pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can't imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job--despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can be a star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar's amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records. In early seventies New York City, just as she's finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal's bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth. Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo's most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything. Provocative and chilling, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev features a backup chorus of unforgettable voices, a heroine the likes of which we've not seen in storytelling, and a daring structure, and introduces a bold new voice in contemporary fiction
Information Relating to Copyright Status:
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Subject: Women rock musicians > Fiction.
Rock musicians > Fiction.
Rock groups > Fiction.
Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Social problem fiction.

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Final Revival of Opal & Nev ;

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