Seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can't make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun-including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother-who died when Blade was nine-and the ruin that his father's washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But he's not completely alone: he's got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert, the secret love of his girlfriend, Chapel, and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade-that is, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides that the only way that he wi ll be able to understan.