She plays with form and that is probably why she received the Pulitzer for this novel. The unique metaphor populated first part of the book kept me guessing how these individual stories connected. I loved the pop music background. Unfortunately I became frustrated. Then there is section with diagrams and outlining that becomes incomprehensible. (Maybe reading a live book rather than kindle might make a difference) I was struck by the reference to pauses in music. She referenced “Bernadette” by the Four Tops along with “Foxy Lady” by Jimi Hendrix and “The Young Americans” by David Bowie song. There is that unusual moment when there is a pause in the song. It can be quite effective when you are listening because your world halts for a few seconds. Maybe you can figure out what this has to do with the novel and let me know!