The Final Revival Of Opal Nev

Author: Dawnie Walton
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198217272X
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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.
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dawnie Walton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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,
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dawnie Walton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A thrilling work' TA-NEHISI COATES 'Lovely and lyrical . . . warm and wonderful' KILEY REID 'An absolutely brilliant book' SARA COLLINS A queen of punk before her time. A duo on the brink of stardom. A night that will define their story for ever. Opal is a fiercely independent
Final Revival of Opal & Nev (Export)
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Dawnie Walton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export

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,
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Jane Mount, Jamise Harper
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-18 - Publisher: Chronicle Books

It's time to diversify your reading list. This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane
Groupies
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sarah Priscus
Categories: Groupies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-07-05 - Publisher: William Morrow

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