"The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" Selected as Next Read for the UNCG Alumni & Friends Book Club

"The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" has been selected as the next read for UNCG's Alumni and Friends Book Club for June and July. 

Review from Goodreads:

"An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour. 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." (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54304125-the-final-revival-of-opal-nev)

Suggested Reading Schedule:

  • By June 10, finish reading Chapter 5
  • By June 17, finish reading Chapter 10
  • By June 24, finish reading Chapter 15
  • By July 8, finish reading Chapter 20
  • By July 22, finish reading the book and comment in our After the Book discussion topic

About the Author: 

Dawnie Walton was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop (2018) and holds a journalism degree from Florida A&M University (1997). Formerly an editor at Essence and Entertainment Weekly magazines, she has received fellowships in fiction writing from MacDowell and the Tin House Summer Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband. "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" is her first novel.

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