Old Wave is the story of a 1980s pop band named Magenta Nun, with one-and-a-half hits to its credit, and whose members reunite after 25 years to record a new album, and take part in a tour featuring the cream of the mediocre crop of bands from the New Wave era. Once the band is brought back to life, their founder and leader, Terry Kirkwood, finds himself excited, but conflicted. He's happily married, but the reunion has rekindled his unrequited crush on Magenta Nun's lead singer, Svetlana. And it isn't long before Terry sees her receive the lion's share of attention and accolades for the band's new and improved sound. Magenta Nun's comic mis-adventures are full of eccentric characters, snappy dialogue, and unexpected plot twists and turns, as the band forges ahead with its comeback.
Garry Berman writes non-fiction books covering topics falling under the umbrella of Popular Culture. His book Best of the Britcoms (newly revised and updated), celebrates the finest British situation comedies to air throughout the U.S. since the mid- 1970s. For Berman's oral history of the Beatlemania era, We're Going To See The Beatles! he interviewed over 40 people from across the country who were teenage fans swept up in the hysteria during the Beatles' historic Amerian tours in the mid-1960s. He has also completed the first biography of legendary comedian Ed Wynn. Berman has been writing humorous pieces, comedy sketches, and screenplays for most of his life. Old Wave is his first novel.