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Summer On Fire-Peter Werbe signed copies

Summer On Fire-Peter Werbe signed copies

 Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel Peter Werbe Summer on Fire a regional best seller now in its third printing! First published March 2021 Plot Summary: The temperature is scorching in Detroit during the summer of 1967 and so is everything happening in this fictionalized memoir by a staff member of the Fifth Estate, the long-running, Detroit-based alternative magazine. Werbe’s characters are thrust into tumultuous episodes of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, anti-war demonstrations, fighting fascists, rock and roll, drugs, anarchism, the White Panther Party, Wilhelm Reich, and a bomb plot that provide “a people’s history and radical folklore of Detroit.” The setting is seven weeks in a critical year that demands ethical choices by all involved, ones which mirror today’s crises. Summer on Fire is Peter Werbe’s first novel after writing and broadcasting during a long career in communications. His on-air work included hosting WRIF’S “Nightcall,” the longest-running talk show in radio history, as well as a DJ on Detroit rock stations, WCSX, WWWW, and WABX. He lives in the Detroit area. Media coverage: Praise for Summer on Fire A refreshing read about Detroit in the 1960s. The story is good and the telling is superb. John Sinclair, author, poet, MC5 manager Summer on Fire is brilliant, flawlessly capturing the drama, pathos, hopes, dreams and actions of many of us Detroiters who lived through those fierce and stormy times. Reading Summer on Fire was like past life therapy. I absolutely loved this book. Wayne Kramer, Author, The Hard Stuff, MC5 lead guitar Summer on Fire is a time-travel trip that evokes what it was like to be part of the Fifth Estate underground newspaper, the iconic Detroit publication that had an impact far beyond its counterculture reach. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press Peter Werbe’s account of life and revolution in Detroit should be required reading in every school. Andrei Codrescu, Author, Too Late for Nightmares, National Public Radio commentator I raced through Summer on Fire. Ahh, Detroit. In London and in New York City, Detroit had the aura of being the center of the world! Beautiful work, and so much great history in it! Peter Linebaugh, Author, Red Round Globe Hot Burning “Despite the surreal and gonzo events at its center, Peter Werbe's novel is down to earth and close to the street. It's appealing vignettes intertwine a people’s history and radical folklore of Detroit, including hilariously over-the-top encounters. A radical political novel that makes you laugh? Now, that's revolutionary.” Michael Jackman, former senior editor, Detroit Metro Times

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These are all signed copies by author Peter Werbe

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