At seventeen, Del's world seems to be falling apart. He's managed his Asperger's well, has a solid group of friends in his special needs class at school, and even manages to get by among people who don't understand his brand of communication.But his parents are splitting up, and Del is certain he can save his family. To do it, he decides he needs to live out his father's dream of musical stardom. He gets together with some of his friends and they form The Turing Machinists, an all-Asperger's rock band. But they'll need help - and Del seeks that help in the form of his reclusive neighbour, a reclusive rock legend who would rather have nothing to do with the music scene.