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Revival - Scott AlarikRevival: A Folk Music Novel

We come of age more than once

by Scott Alarik

Benjamin Franklin Awards 
2012 Benjamin Franklin
Silver Award for Popular Fiction


2011 NEBF Award
Honorable Mention

"The finest folk writer in the country." óDar Williams

There has never been a novel like this, a love story set in the subterranean world of modern folk music. Talented, charismatic songwriter Nathan Warren lost his chance at stardom years ago, and now sees his life as waste and ruin. Kit Palmer is young, beautiful, and explosively gifted, but her dreams are also doomed unless she can keep from falling apart on stage. They travel the Boston folk scene as lovers and artists, through basement clubs and funky jam sessions, rowdy open mikes and sprawling festivals, seeking stardom for one and redemption for the other.

Readers' Comments

"A terrific, cathartic, hard-to-put-down read."
Mark Moss, editor, Sing Out! The Folk Music Magazine

". . . characters so believable that you want to go hear them in concert."
—Catie Curtis, singer-songwriter

". . . highly entertaining and informative glimpse into the inner workings of the business of folk music."
—Alison Brown, Grammy-winning musician and Compass Records founder.

"I didn't read this book, I devoured it…"
—Don White, songwriter, humorist, author

". . . a must-read for anyone who has an interest in the world of music and musicians."
—Ralph Jaccodine, music manager, record company executive

"Behind the scenes look at the musician's life and work from someone as knowledgeable as anyone about the modern folk world. Alarik is the PERFECT person to write this book!"
—David Tamulevich, music manager-agent, The Roots Agency

About the Author

Scott Alarik covered folk music in the Boston Globe for over 20 years. Pete Seeger calls him "one of the best writers in America," and the Library Journal called his first book, Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground, "an essential primer of the continuing folk revival." Alarik is also a singer-songwriter who toured the national folk circuit and performed regularly on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Ordering Information

Printed books: ISBN: 978-1-931807-91-3, softcover, 7x10, 328 pages, $22.00 / Fiction

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