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              Author Larry Kirwan poses for a photo in his New York apartment Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Kirwan, a novelist and former leader of the rock band Black 47, tried telling stories of survivors on an album and in a play but finally feels he got it right in the novel "Rockaway Blue." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
            
              Author Larry Kirwan poses for a photo in his New York apartment Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Kirwan, a novelist and former leader of the rock band Black 47, tried telling stories of survivors on an album and in a play but finally feels he got it right in the novel "Rockaway Blue." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
            
              Author Larry Kirwan poses for a photo in his New York apartment Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Kirwan, a novelist and former leader of the rock band Black 47, tried telling stories of survivors on an album and in a play but finally feels he got it right in the novel "Rockaway Blue." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
            
              Author Larry Kirwan poses for a photo in his New York apartment Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Kirwan, a novelist and former leader of the rock band Black 47, tried telling stories of survivors on an album and in a play but finally feels he got it right in the novel "Rockaway Blue." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
            
              This cover image released by Cornell University Press shows "Rockaway Blue," a novel by Larry Kirwan. (Cornell University Press via AP)
            
              Author Larry Kirwan poses for a photo in his New York apartment Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Kirwan, a novelist and former leader of the rock band Black 47, tried telling stories of survivors on an album and in a play but finally feels he got it right in the novel "Rockaway Blue." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)