Legendary musician Dyson Burnette is longing to return to the little Mexican town where he discovered his calling. It’s been years since he has written a song, burned out by decades of performing on the road and the sting of critics’ and fans’ rejection of his later work. Los Parques del Mar was where he first fell in love and where he tapped into his creativity, tossing off in a matter of hours the classic tunes that would make his reputation for a lifetime. Within hours of landing back within the sunny clime of the charming beach town where, 40 years earlier, he had found his life’s work, he feels a renewed sense of optimism. Soon smitten with the charms of a local schoolteacher who acts as his muse, Burnette is once again in the grip of a creative fever, with “words unspooling, logic untethered, visions soaring free.” Dunn, himself a musician, writes powerfully about the mysteries of the creative process and the pull of the past in this fiery portrait of an aging musician and his obsessive quest to renew himself.