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The Concord Free Press will give away 2,500 copies of REVOLVER via online requests and its nation-wide network of independent bookstores. Readers are asked only to donate to a cause they believe in or help someone in need—then pass their book on so others can give. This revolutionary, all-volunteer press has inspired more than $3.5 million in generosity around the world. The editors suggest that readers of REVOLVER consider donating to anti-gun violence organizations.
As the 1970s end, two star-crossed high-school lovers from Long Island go on a mystical journey that takes them deep into the heart of rock ‘n’ roll—and puts them on a collision course with their hero, John Lennon. Suspenseful, funny, and emotional, Revolver deftly combines a coming-of-age story, a deep dive into rock history, and an exploration of the power of music. All set to a soundtrack of the breakthrough albums of the era.
Published on the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic killing, this big-hearted debut novel from Evan I. Schwartz serves as a powerful reminder of John Lennon’s ongoing legacy and influence. Beyond its compelling story, Revolver inspires readers to be generous—and to imagine a better world.
Author Evan I. Schwartz started out reviewing rock concerts for his high school newspaper on Long Island. A longtime resident of Brookline, he's held readings and events for all his books here at Brookline Booksmith. Evan is the author of the acclaimed historical narratives Finding Oz (published by Houghton Mifflin) and The Last Lone Inventor (published by HarperCollins), Revolver, now out from the Concord Free Press, is his first novel.