From back cover "...a nuanced and affectionate reimagining of Strauss' beloved opera, Der Rosenkavalier, and a meserizing novel of our own time and place." A good read; perfect for book group discussion.
Having read other books by this author, I was surprised and somewhat disappointed with this one. It seemed to plod along at times with too much detail and some tangents. The characters were not likable and it quite frankly bored me at times. But the ending was more moving and interesting.