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Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel Author Talk with Peter Werbe

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Joins us to celebrate the release of Summer on Fire with Peter Werbe. This event is the kick off for the Summer On Fire virtual book tour.

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Join us to celebrate the release of Summer of Fire : A Detroit Novel. The author will offer insight on the writing of the book and there will be time for questions. For all who showed early support for the book, we hope that you join us to celebrate the release of the book. We are excited that the conversation about this book will continue in a virtual tour. Please stay tuned for the other dates to engage further with the book.

The event ticket include general admission to the virtual event. The book tickets secures general admission and a shipped book.

About the book:

Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel

The temperature is scorching in Detroit during the summer of 1967 and so is everything happening in this fictionalized memoir by a staff member of the Fifth Estate, the long-running Detroit-based magazine. Werbe’s characters are thrust into tumultuous episodes of The 1967 Rebellion, anti-war demonstrations, fighting fascists, rock and roll at the Grande Ballroom, drugs, anarchism, the White Panther Party, Wilhelm Reich, and a bomb plot that provide “a people’s history and radical folklore of Detroit.” The setting is seven weeks in a critical year that demands ethical choices by all involved, ones which mirror today’s crises.

About the Author

Peter Werbe is a member of the Fifth Estate magazine's editorial collective. His professional career included hosting WRIF’S “Nightcall,” the longest-running talk show in radio history, as well as a DJ on Detroit rock stations, WCSX, WWWW, and WABX. He lives in the Detroit area.

Peter Werbe's website Get your copy and support The Fifth Estate

We want to thank Red & Black Press for making the book available for the release of Summer On Fire.


"Peter Werbe brings a journalist's keen eye and a revolutionary's spirit to this novel about war, retribution, and revolution. He never lets us forget that freedom is forged through friendship and solidarity. Informative and entertaining, Summer on Fire burns bright."

—Cara Hoffman, award-winning author of Running and So Much Pretty

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