Hmm, my initial impression on reading it is "Ooh, that sounds like an interesting idea....oh, wait, that was backstory. Ah, this next bit sounds like an interesting story....oh, wait, is this backstory, too?" Repeat. It's all interesting, but I'm not sure how it would all fit into one book.
With that being said, I do think any idea can make a good story, with the proper author.