With his customary pyrotechnics, Herriges gives us a "what if" tale written in a swift, agile manner that has become his signature style over the course of seven luminous novels. So you thought Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in 1959, right? Rudolph Kearns, aka Rudy Keen, begs to differ. Keen, a striving rock and roll song writer and musician, narrates an alternate history concerning some of the greatest singers of the 50?s and 60?s. He has the inside scoop on numerous Rock giants: Del Shannon, Sam Cooke, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper and a wealth of other famous singers. Keen manages to write his own hit song, but nothing turns out the way he dreamed it would. Between the lines, Herriges seems to be reminding us to be careful what we wish for and be careful not to take any agents or record producers (or film producers either) at face value.
|Publisher:||Serving House Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
Greg Herriges's books include six novels, a memoir, and a collection of short stories. His other novels include Secondary Attachments (Morrow), Someplace Safe (St. Martin's, Avon), Lennon and Me, and A Song of Innocence. His recently published collection of stories, The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories, is also a Serving House Book, along with the novel Streethearts. He is professor of English at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.