This book is innovatively structured, with story-like chapters that revolve around music mogul Bennie Salazar, his skittish assistant, Sasha, and the secret lives of a host of other odd characters whose paths intersect.  It starts in San Francisco in the ‘70’s and scatters through time between then and now, in NYC, rural Africa, and Naples, Italy.  The stories are tangled together and part of the experience is in the uncoiling of them, like a puzzle.  The common thread throughout is the interplay of time and music, the mingling of art and life, and its transformative properties on all their lives. –Adele