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'Black Telecaster' centers on music, friendship and reconciliation


Keith Vire’s new novel, “The Black Telecaster: A CrossRoads Story is about friends who form a band…not to get famous, but to spend time with a shared passion.

The book is mostly set in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and examines friendship, addiction, reconciliation and aging. The fictional book draws on Vire's life passions, music and counseling, to bring his characters to life.

He’s a songwriter and he has a doctorate in rehabilitation counseling and education from the University of Arkansas. In the novel, Vire explores real people with jobs and challenges.

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Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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