One November night in a canyon outside L.A., Zan Nordhoc--a failed novelist turned pirate-radio DJ--sits before the television with his small, adopted black daughter, watching the election of his country's first black president. In the nova of this historic moment, with an economic recession threatening their home, Zan, his wife and their son set out to solve the enigma of a little girl whose body is a radio, broadcasting a future rhythm & blues that circles the sphere of time. Scattered across two continents, the family meets a mysterious stranger with a secret who sends the story spiraling forty years into the past, from '60s London to '70s Berlin, from the ground zero of civilization to a New World mid-air in its leap of imagination.
Christopher Byrd is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. His literary journalism has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Book Review, The American Prospect, The Believer, Bookforum, Democracy Journal, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. A number of his articles have also been picked up on Arts & Letters Daily.
Steve Erickson is the author of nine novels and two books about American politics and popular culture that have been published in ten languages. His work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. He currently is the film critic for Los Angeles Magazine and the editor of the literary journal Black Clock, which is published by the California Institute of the Arts where he teaches. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature.