Books on Our Radar: The Vinyl Underground by Rob Rufus
Rob Rufus. Punk rock musician. Author. Badass puppy dad. Childhood cancer survivor. Back for round two with a book we first spoke about in 2017 – and we are so close now I can taste it. I can’t wait to see Rob weave rock music, politics, and friendship in The Vinyl Underground, out March 3rd!
The Vinyl Undergroundby Rob Rufus
Published by: Flux
on March 3, 2020
During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother’s death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie’s bookish best friend; “Ramrod,” a star athlete who is secretly avoiding the draft; and Hana, the new girl, a half-Japanese badass rock-n-roller whose presence doesn’t sit well with their segregated high school.
The four outcasts find sanctuary in “The Vinyl Underground,” a record club where they spin music, joke, debate, and escape the stifling norms of their small southern town. But Ronnie’s eighteenth birthday is looming. Together, they hatch a plan to keep Ronnie from being drafted. But when a horrific act of racial-charged violence rocks the gang to their core, they decide it’s time for an epic act of rebellion.