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ONLINE ONLY: The Fiction Library Book Club

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location
All Branches
Event Link
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Description
Discuss The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton.
Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87176773962

Email paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org to request a book to pick-up at your local library.

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.



Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Community Librarian, Paige Bentley-Flannery
Contact
Community Librarian, Paige Bentley-Flannery | paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org | 15416177078
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