This is a story about faith, perseverance, determination, and will. It is a story about love, music, travel, family, and friends. It is a story about change, loss, and forced separation. The novel is a work of fiction weaving life experiences into a multi-dimensional story: Charles Pendleton, unable to be settled and determined to do more than merely exist, sacrifices the present in search of the future; Simone duPont seeks love, had the love of a father, was betrayed by the love of an impulse, but is devoted to keeping her love alive; Raul Montenegro, a man who finds his strength in helping others, seeks peace through acts of kindness and generosity; Napoleon Brice, a man of small stature and lofty dreams, achieves a moment of fame and leaves a legacy of pain and suffering. As a web of family and friends serve as constant reminders of stability and security the demons and memories of the past tug at the true calling of lifethe challenge: to find the thing that is meaningful, hold on to it at all costs, and achieve the dream, the goal, and the true purpose of life.