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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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Summary:

"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"--Provided by Ingram.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande CD Walton, D (Text) 35178001853806 Audio Audiobook CD Branch_Only_3months 06/18/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797118529
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr., 30 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2021]

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Participant or Performer Note:
Read by a full cast.
Summary, etc.:
"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"--Provided by Ingram.
System Details Note:
CD audio.
Subject: Women rock musicians > Fiction.
Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Social problem fiction.
Audiobooks.
Sound recordings.

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