Brentwood - Rebecca Rotert discusses and signs "Last Night at the Blue Angel"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Rebecca Rotert to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Last Night at the Blue Angel, on Thursday, July 31st at 7pm.
It's the 1960s. Between Vietnam and the Cold War abroad, and the Civil Rights Movement and the counterculture revolution at home, Chicago teems with tension. Naomi Hill is a singer at the Blue Angel club. She’s seductive and ambitious, and she’s been on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. But she’s also self-destructive, and her charms often hurt those closest to her, a fact her daughter Sophia knows only too well. Growing up in this time of unrest, and a casualty of her mother’s struggle for fame and adoration, Sophia harbors a fear that her world could disappear at any moment. Her only constant is the colorful and untraditional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer Jim, who is her best friend, surrogate father, and protector. The problem is that Jim, like so many others, is deeply in love with Naomi.
Rebecca Rotert received an M.A. in Literature from Hollins College, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets prize. Her poetry and essays have appeared in a range of magazines and journals. She’s an experienced singer and songwriter, and a teacher with the Nebraska Writers Collective. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Last Night at the Blue Angel is her first novel.