Longtime music journalist Ben Vendetta, founder of the label Elephant Stone Records, has just published his debut work of fiction, a novel called “Wivenhoe Park” that’s set in the mid-’80s and follows an American Anglophile who relocates to the U.K. as the indie/post-punk scene thanks to the rise of bands like The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.
Surely it’s a can’t-lose premise for fans of this site, which is why we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve got three copies of Vendetta’s book to give away to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
TO ENTER: Just drop a comment below — and if you want to play along, name your favorite music-related novel, and offer a few words as to why you think it’s great. Oh, and if you’re viewing this on the Slicing Up Eyeballs app, you may e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RULES: We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 22. After that point, we’ll select three winners at random and contact them via e-mail. One entry per person.
ETC.: If you’d like more information on the book, you can check it out on Amazon, and we’ve got the publisher’s description and a short video trailer posted below.
UPDATE: The contest is now closed. Thanks for your entries. Winners have been notified.
About “Wivenhoe Park”:
Set in the mid-1980′s, Wivenhoe Park chronicles the adventures of Drew, a former track star, who has become a pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock ‘n’ roll-obsessed student with writing aspirations. He moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, such as a goth ex-girlfriend he can’t seem to shake out of his system. Experiencing the ascent of a new indie music scene that includes The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Primal Scream, he befriends a cast of characters, including a star Melody Maker journalist, a smooth mod from New York City, and several enticing British girls. Will Drew find peace, love and understanding or will it all burn down like cigarettes?