Start With the Backbeat
A NovelBook - 2016
"It is the spring of 1989 in New York City when Jill Dodge, a post-punk rocker from Texas, finally gets her big promotion at Mega Big Records. She is thrust into a race to find a gritty, urban rapper before the "Gangsta" trend passes their label by. As Jill and her mostly middle-class coworkers search for the next big rap star, they fluctuate between alliances and rivalries, tripping over the stereotypes of race, class, and musical genre as they go. Finally, they sign a new rap artist to a contract--but it turns out he may not be what they expected."--Cover, p.
Publisher: [Berkeley, CA] : She Writes Press, 2016.
Branch Call Number: FIC ISASSI, GARINE
Characteristics: 273 pages ; 22 cm