You'll need time to explore the several strands in this episodic book but that worked for me. It sent me to refresh my view of the Bauhaus style, to read lives of saints, to listen again to music. Each narrative, an engaging story with memorable characters, some humorous some sad, is linked by echoes and threads. The overall theme is freedom of belief, be it in art, gay rights or religion. It's hard to stand up but you will pass the flame on.