The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton uses multiple voices and perspectives to bring to life the music scene of the 1970s. Opal is a Black punk musician who teams with British musician Nev Charles to form a dynamic rock duo. However, Opal & Nev’s budding career is derailed when Opal’s protest to white supremacy triggers violence at one of her concerts. Years later, music writer S. Sunny Shelton, the daughter of a man killed at that event, decides to chronicle Opal and Nev’s story, an endeavor that might uncover more about the past than anyone bargained for. These characters are deftly drawn and the story is a timely comment on society, both past, and present.