What a fantastic story! I picked up this novel on my latest thrift shop raid - it sounded interesting and it met all my expectations and then some. Sometimes picking up random books at the thrift shop is like playing Russian Roulette. It's set in the south during the Depression, and features a mixed-race blues band managed by a one-armed, jaded woman through whom we see the story. Craziness and inspiration ensues! Loved every moment!