Description from Amazon:
Fact and fiction converge in this uplifting new novel which chronicles the life of English songwriter Eddie Connor. Much of the story takes place in England during the 1950s on the tough streets of London's East End, an area of high crime and police corruption. Eddie is part of the first generation of teenagers after World War II. They wanted to be heard and noticed, so they created their own fashions and took the music from America half a world away and made it their own-first jazz, then rock-n-roll and the blues. This was the generation that gave birth to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and what was later referred to in America as the British Invasion.
Prodigal Child is the story of a talented young singer-songwriter who might have been part of the "Invasion" but for certain twists of fate in his early years. In later years, he is able to put the past behind him and become a successful artist and businessman, eventually returning to his first love: music. And to the glory that eluded him during the 1960s.