The characters in The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock have yet to learn this. Pocket Hercules taps into the power of the ancient wonders to mend a broken heart, with some heavy metal to help. Little League coach Gary Shouldice goes too far in motivating his son. Pete Zombrowski ponders the world’s first country rock opera. From small town watering holes to veterinary clinics to jam band festivals, the people portrayed in The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock are undeterred in the pursuit of their dreams. And maybe they should be. Deterred, that is.