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The Odyssey of Izzy
     

The Odyssey of Izzy

by Eva Murray, Val Sherer (Illustrator), Andy Berry (Photographer)
 

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THE ODYSSEY OF IZZY traces the roots of American punk rock across the American West and over the underground as Izzy O'Hara tries to find her brother Tommy who ran off with a rockabilly band in the 80s. A lovable misfit, quirky and tender, Izzy suffers a nervous tic that's twice misdiagnosed, and it's her peculiar vision that reveals the mystery of her brother's

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THE ODYSSEY OF IZZY traces the roots of American punk rock across the American West and over the underground as Izzy O'Hara tries to find her brother Tommy who ran off with a rockabilly band in the 80s. A lovable misfit, quirky and tender, Izzy suffers a nervous tic that's twice misdiagnosed, and it's her peculiar vision that reveals the mystery of her brother's disappearance and their troubled past. Her odyssey takes her on the road with Ray Z. Omaha and the Twelve Steppers, a band Tommy admired. Can she survive another last call and track her

brother down? Ray and the boys surprise her--but in a good way, not ""Hi, we're Rockabilly Vampires.""

The character Ray Z. Omaha is based on Charlie Burton of Nebraska, and 10 of Charlie's songs are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475196122
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

A native of Nebraska in the United States, Eva Murray taught English to refugee and immigrant populations in Peshawar, Pakistan; and in Phoenix, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Omaha in the U.S. before turning to writing.

"Low Res," the first chapter of The Odyssey of Izzy, was a finalist in Barrelhouse Magazine's "Office Life" short fiction contest in 2009. Her story, "Freelancing in the Land of Gentry" appeared in Tryst in 2009; "Cualquiera," in The Rambler, 2005; and "Warm Hands," Grub Street, 1995. She has also published articles about such artists as B.B. King, Stephane Grappelli, Etta James, Bobby McFerrin, Buckwheat Zydeco, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and the fine artist Kent Bellows. In 2006, she spoke on public radio station KALW-X in the San Francisco Bay Area about the renters' lifestyle and her non-fiction work, We Rent: In San Francisco. Her feature-length script, Under the Burqa, was a quarter-finalist in Chicago's Cinestory competition in 1999; and her story "Come Get Your Elk," a semi-finalist in the William Faulkner/ Pirate's Alley Fiction Competition in 1994. Eva Murray lives in California and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.

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