"Funny and revealing," Nikki Giovanni, New York Times
"Nothing if not sure-handed," Philadelphia Inquirer
"The first instance of a serious rock novel" - St. Louis Post Dispatch
"A rich, comic, crazy picture of pop insanity." - Boston Herald
"Profoundly concerned with American culture and its myths." - Ed Ward, The Village Voice
Byron Bluford is an assembly line worker who performs Elvis songs on the weekends. His local nickname is "Blue-Suede" and folks in Portland, Maine have long written him off as a loser. But one day Elvis Presley dies. Once the shock wears off, Byron is certain that The King's spirit has been reborn in him, and it's his mission to complete Elvis's career. The power of his delusion takes him all the way to Las Vegas, and propels him to the very top of the Elvis impersonator universe-and unforeseen disaster.