Is the lead singer of America’s most notorious rock and roll band really buried in Paris? Years after the Poet’s apparent death, his longtime musical collaborator and friend Roy receives the first of several mysterious postcards bearing cryptic verse, signed only “J.” Trusting his instinct that this is not a hoax, Roy traces the cards to their apparent source — a remote island in the Indian Ocean. There, to his amazement, he is re-united with the man once known as “the snake man,” and hears the remarkable story of his faked death — and the rebirth it made possible. A happily married man, the father of two children, he has discovered the secret to life and is finally free of the demons that had driven him headlong through the American night. Now an enticing question arises: Would destiny smile upon the re-launch of one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history?
“. . . a narrative that ends with a moment of authentic surprise and heart-tugging poignancy.” — Los Angeles Times