Imagine an alternative reality -- it's easy if you try. What if John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Richard Starkey had actually worked it out and kept making music as The Beatles?
You may say we're dreamers, but we're not the only ones.
Most fans have thought about this "what if" a lot. Often, when they hear a solo song from one of the ex-Beatles, there's a wince of regret. What if?
This novel brings The Beatles to vibrant life as grown men, brothers who decide to fight a little harder to keep what they built.
The book's cast of characters includes Hunter Thompson, Steve Jobs, Johnny Carson, Muhammed Ali, Richard Nixon, Teddy Kennedy, Linda Ronstadt, Bernardine Dohrn, Lord Beeching, Ken Kesey, J. Edgar Hoover, and Stanley Kubrick. And, of course, John, Paul, George and Ringo plus their hugely significant others; Linda, Yoko, Pattie and Maureen.
The story will surprise you. What else would you expect in a book about new Beatles adventures?
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The first BREAKPOINT novel -- Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas? -- won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, an award previously won by Michael Chabon, Philip Roth and Harry Turtledove. Once There Was a Way: What If The Beatles Stayed Together? is the second book in the series.
Bryce Zabel is a Hollywood writer/producer who's created five primetime TV series, written produced feature films, worked as a CNN correspondent, and served as the CEO of the Television Academy that gives out the Emmys. He's a winner himself of the Writers Guild screenwriting award for his miniseries work.
We're very proud of ONCE THERE WAS A WAY: What If The Beatles Stayed Together? by Bryce Zabel, published December 5, 2017. Available as a paperback, ebook, and (probably) audiobook.
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