During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother’s death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie’s bookish best friend; “Ramrod,” a star athlete who is secretly avoiding the draft; and Hana, the new girl, a half-Japanese badass rock-n-roller whose presence doesn’t sit well with their segregated high school.
The four outcasts find sanctuary in “The Vinyl Underground,” a record club where they spin music, joke, debate, and escape the stifling norms of their small southern town. But Ronnie’s eighteenth birthday is looming. Together, they hatch a plan to keep Ronnie from being drafted. But when a horrific act of racial-charged violence rocks the gang to their core, they decide it’s time for an epic act of rebellion.
About the Author
Rob Rufus is an author, musician, screenwriter, and activist. His literary debut, Die Young With Me (Touchtone 2016) received the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of The Best Books of The Year by Hudson Booksellers. It is currently being developed for the screen. Rob lives in East Nashville, Tennessee. Catch him on the road, or find out more at www.robrufus.net.