Buzz Wexler is in denial about her name (Beryl), age (42) and the fact that her days as a high-flying urban-music promoter are numbered.
Little does Buzz know this is the beginning of a journey that will force her out of her drug-fuelled self-absorption.
In a comic twist Buzz, unhappy about having to mentor five women, becomes the one who’s most in need of help.
Through Lubka, the group’s backbone, she learns to see life in a new way and experience the beauty of the music she shuns, and in the end makes peace with herself.
The story is told in a way that evokes empathy for the not-often-likeable Buzz, and will have you in stitches as you navigate the English language according to Lubka and Olga, the singers’ interpreter.
A very entertaining read.
Life According To Lubka by Laurie Graham