Start With The Backbeat: A Musical Novel

April 5, 2016|
Start With The Backbeat: A Musical Novel by Garinè B. Isassi
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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. They work to promote their current roster of acts as well as the new rap artist they sign to a contract. It turns out, he may not be what they expected. Full of original lyrics and wit,Start With the Backbeatis a compelling examination of the nuances of class, race, and culture in America-which are sometimes ridiculously serious.
Garinè B. Isassi is a former singer/songwriter who grew up with one foot in Texas and the other in New Jersey. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she is a lover of music, chocolate, and altruistic sarcasm; a writer of post-punk humor; and the illustrious founder of Helicopter Moms Anonymous. She is proud of her Armen...
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Title:Start With The Backbeat: A Musical Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:April 5, 2016
Publisher:She Writes Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781631520419

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