Smokin' & Cryin' (Paperback)

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August 27, 1972. Robin Chelsea, teenage lead singer of Smoky Topaz, disappears into the Atlantic Ocean mere weeks before the group's double album, Smokin' & Cryin', is released. Recorded over one blistering Savannah summer in the dungeon of an antebellum mansion, it's threaded with candid snippets of the band members' dirty secrets, bitter arguments, and deepest fears.In the wake of Robin's disappearance, Smokin' & Cryin' flies off store shelves and dominates radio airwaves to become the obsession of a generation of music lovers. But what really happened to Robin Chelsea? More than four decades later, the discovery of Robin's candid writings-juxtaposed with news clippings, legal documents, reviews, letters, personal notes, and interviews-make it possible to finally piece together the tangled truth behind this mysterious rock and roll legend.

Smokin' & Cryin' is a work of pop-culture fiction with epistolary elements. It is Grace Ombry's second published novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780997959734
ISBN-10: 0997959738
Publisher: Ledbetter Press
Publication Date: December 17th, 2018
Pages: 334
Language: English