Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad
And this one's for all the music lovers in the crowd! No, really. It's a series of interconnected stories (I guess?) that tell the sprawling story of a bunch of interconnected people--Sasha, who works for a record label; her boss, Bennie; Bennie's former punk bandmates and friends; a vaguely slimy record producer and his family; a publicist and her daughter--and tons of other people they encounter from the 1970s till some unspecified future time. Plus one section is told in powerpoint. It flits back and forth in time, filling in the characters' lives in a completely unforgettable way. And it all seems to come back to music. Definitely recommended. A/A-.