Almost unbelievably, it's been a whole year since Nimrod was published. Officially launched on 4th July last year, US Independence day, this great novel ventured out into the world and made it's way, timidly at first, but building confidence as it went, into book stores, record shops, libraries and readers hearts. To everyone that picked up a copy, adults and kids alike, we thank you.
If you haven’t read Ryan Roberts 'Nimrod' yet - and you like stories about the power of music, the excitement of young love, and the need to leave the hive - then you can grab a copy direct from us here: https://www.earthislandbooks.com/product-page/nimrod-by-ryan-roberts or online in the US here: https://www.amazon.com/Nimrod-Ryan-Roberts/dp/1739795598/ref=sr_1_1 or order from any good book store.
In a town where every day is the same…
Rod is a daydreamer with a singular wish: to meet Sting, the rockstar-the only person capable of fixing Rod’s broken family and liberating him from his sheltered existence. It’s the summer before senior year, and Rod has nothing to look forward to but sitting at home day after day, serving as emotional caretaker to his mother. She’s still reeling from the passing of her firstborn son twenty years ago, a death she blames on the band Green Day. Music has been forbidden in Rod’s home ever since.
Enter Cat, the new girl in town who’s everything Rod’s not: confident, adventurous… and Green Day’s biggest fan. When Cat presents him with the opportunity to meet his hero, will Rod risk sneaking out from under his mother’s watchful eye to New York with the girl of his dreams? Rod must decide if it’s worth jeopardising his future to save his mom’s.
This is a young adult novel, ideal for kids and 'young at heart' adults alike.
The main character lives in New Jersey, USA and is a big fan of The Police and Green Day.
This is Ryan Roberts first novel, but it certainly won't be his last.
You can watch the Nimrod video trailer here: https://www.earthislandbooks.com/post/independence-day