The Silver Year
It had been Walter Huxley’s dream to become a rock star and he sacrificed everything to make it come true: a promising future as a physicist, a loving girlfriend, and arguably two people’s lives. But when one is born with the desire to brand his name on the world, he’ll destroy his own to do so. However, what happens when you realize your dream was not your own, just an expectation of everyone around you? And even worse, you realize this just as you’ve made your dream a reality, a reality you now hate but can’t escape.
On his twenty-fifth birthday, this is where Walter finds himself, living in the shadow of his own creation, his stage persona, Quinn Quark. After attempting to destroy Quark and abandon rock n’ roll altogether, Walter finds himself lost and in financial ruin, but surprisingly more famous than ever. Just as he’s on the verge of a mental breakdown—all in view of the public eye, he becomes the unexpected recipient of a birthday gift from a forgotten and unexpected friend, an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe. At first reluctant, he only goes as a means to escape his newfound fame in America, but in the process of traveling through eight countries, Walter meets a cast of characters whom will alter his life forever.