Wonderkid: a novel

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Overlook Press/Peter Mayer Publishers,
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1st ed.
Sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, Number Ones. This is the rock and roll dream, and the Wonderkids are living it. But something's wrong. The gigs are sold out, sure, but the halls are packed with little kids - not sexy hipsters. Edward Lear, the Wonderkids' lead singer, songwriter, and resident mad genius Blake Lear has always written lyrics as silly as they are infectious. Rock and roll has always been for the kids, right? This is why Blake has no objection when the band is offered a deal with the devil: the Wonderkids will be rock stars, adored and revered. The catch? Their audience will be children. The band takes America by storm, and things go very right - until they go very wrong.
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Grouped Work ID8e1ecd98-7601-8631-1b91-6a93dc5505ad
Grouping Titlewonderkid
Grouping Authorstace wesley
Grouping Categorybook
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display_descriptionThe Wonderkids are living the dream: sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, number-one hits. Unfortunately, it's because the lead singer, Blake Lear, made a deal-wild success in exchange for transforming the band into a children's entertainment act. Now the seats are packed with grade schoolers instead of cool hipsters, and the television appearances happen on Saturday morning. But hey, rock and roll has always been for the kids, right? The money is good, and things go very right-until they go very wrong. The temptations of the road are many, and the Wonderkids are big kids, too. Narrated by a boy whom Blake adopts on a whim, who becomes the band's disciple, merch guy, amateur psychologist, and-eventually-damage control guru, Wonderkid is a delirious and surprisingly touching novel of the dangers of compromise, thwarted ambition, and fathers and sons, told with tremendous humor and energy.
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subject_facetAdopted children -- Fiction
Audiences -- Fiction
Boys -- Fiction
Concert tours -- Fiction
Deals -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Lyric writing (Popular music) -- Fiction
Musical fiction
Psychological fiction
Rock groups -- United States -- Fiction
Rock musicians -- Fiction
Temptation -- Fiction
title_displayWonderkid : a novel
title_fullWonderkid : a novel / Wesley Stace
Wonderkid : a novel [electronic resource] / Wesley Stace
title_suba novel
topic_facetAdopted children
Concert tours
Electronic books
Fathers and sons
Lyric writing (Popular music)
Rock groups
Rock musicians