Author(s): Lily Brett
"Based on the author's own experiences as a rock journalist in the '60s, this trippy novel has bold-faced names (Jimi Cher Mick ) and adventures galore." --People Magazine
Lola Bensky, a nineteen-year-old rock journalist and high-school dropout, is sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967.
In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix (possibly) propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes.
Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that can't be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone--including herself--to answer.
"This gorgeous and wise novel is sure to please readers of Jewish fiction, music fans, and anyone interested in the craft of writing." --Library Journal
"An inside look at an exciting time in rock 'n' roll history and it's great fun to eavesdrop on Lola's conversations with the iconic figures." --Booklist