Feminist icon, Afropunk originator, provocateur and protestor: Opal Jewel is the kind of rock star who, at sixty-six, is more legend than human.
But to rock journalist S. Sunny Shelton, Opal is the last woman her father loved before he was murdered at one of their shows.
When Opal reunites with British folksinger Nev Charles, Sunny sees an opportunity to write an oral history that encapsulates the music, politics, and relationships of that era. She interviews a variety of key players: Opal and Nev, the band and producers, back-up dancers and label mates, hangers-on and family, and one voice that reveals a dirty, shattering secret.
I’d recommend this novel to anyone who loves a music biography, or a full cast audiobook—this was a fun listen.