Acclaimed author Ibi Kaslik takes readers backstage with up-and-coming Montreal band The Angel Riots on their American tour. The band’s story unfolds through the eyes of Jim, a small-town violin prodigy who struggles with her past as well as her present; and Rize, an emotionally-charged trombone player who plays sidekick to his best friend and charismatic lead singer, Jules. As the band’s popularity mounts, the pressures of road-life and success begin to complicate relationships and the Angel Riots’ chaotic world implodes. Fast-paced, darkly poetic and wry, The Angel Riots firmly establishes Kaslik’s reputation as a young novelistic talent.
Ibi gives an overview of the book:
Ibi Kaslik is an internationally published novelist, freelance writer, and teacher. Her most recent book, The Angel Riots, a rock n' roll tragic-comedy, was nominated for the prestigious Ontario Trillium Award in 2009. Ibi's first novel, Skinny, was a New...