Stuffed with music and cultural references from the late 60s, 70s, and 80s, this book will appeal to fans of vinyl and popular music of that era.A songwriter and musician, Hicks has released several albums, contributed to compilations, and is well known on the music scene. Hicks will simultaneously release a soundtrack to his book (lyrics from the book have been set to music), which we'll also use to help promote the book. He plans to read and perform at his events. An arts and entertainment critic, Hicks has written for the Village Voice, New York Times, Star Tribune, City Pages, and Rain Taxi Review of Books. Set in Uptown Minneapolis during the 90sand North Dakota in the 70s, this novel captures the Midwest during a transformative time. Midwesterners will recognize the big Halloween storm of '91. Themes of adoption as well as split and untraditional families run throughout the novel.