Hezbollah, by John Reinhard Dizon
Hezbollah is a coming-of-age novel tracing the lives of three women throughout three different stages of their lives as they and their closest friends contemplate a last-chance opportunity to recapture their faded fame and fortune. Tina Rivera, Isabel Carmona and Deborah Munson are the female protagonists whose past, present and future define the storyline of what might be hailed as a postmodernist classic.
R&B legend J.C. “Continental” Lincoln is dying of AIDS. He announces that he wants to stage a reunion performance at the Valley of Megiddo in the Middle East, the scene of the greatest underground concert of all time. In doing so, he is planning to sell the never-released video of the show for $100 million, with which he intends to finance the reunion show. News on the Internet goes viral, reaching the members of his opening act Hezbollah well after the fact. The grunge band members, twenty years older and scarred by life, are all in financial need but question whether they can draw from the fountain of youth one last time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Reinhard Dizon was born and raised in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, NY. He participated in local and high school sports at Bishop Loughlin MHS, and was a key figure on the Brooklyn rock scene during the Punk Revolution of the 70's. Relocating to San Antonio TX in the 80's, he moonlighted as a pro wrestler before pursuing a BA at UTSA and degrees in Korean martial arts during the 90's. He currently lives in KC MO he is studying for his MA in English at UMKC. Mr. Dizon has been studying and writing about American and European society and culture for over twenty-five years.