It was sleazy. It was dangerous. It was perverse. It was corrupt. What was he looking for? Is that why he went? Beset and beleaguered, increasingly alone, Barker ransacks that thirty-years-ago time of drugs and Dylan and meeting William Burroughs, the very smells of that raffish place, those people of his past. To discover, as you will in this brilliantly crafted sequence of linked stories, the sustaining exhilaration of memory, time's true reward, whatever selected, forever alive.