Octavian Munroe is haunted by the life and death of his older brother in one of the most racially segregated cities in the country. Mina Rose has never quite fit in and wishes she was anything but white. Once lovers, now estranged, they both left St. Louis for fresh starts in the wake of grief and heartbreak.
When they find out the record shop where they fell in love as teenagers is closing for good, they travel homeward in search of the music that once gave their hearts a steady beat and their lives a sense of direction.
A wise and moving novel with a phenomenal soundtrack of soul, hip hop, and jazz.