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The magic strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom

Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Title
The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Albom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people's futures -- with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear -- just before his spectacular death -- to change one last life
Summary
Sent to America at age nine with nothing but an old guitar, Frankie Presto achieves success on the mid-twentieth-century music scene before becoming overburdened by his ability to affect people's futures through his music
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10445913
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L335
LC item number
M34 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5759886
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780062294432
Lccn
2015016184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907128139
  • (OCoLC)907128139
Label
The magic strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5759886
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9780062294432
Lccn
2015016184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907128139
  • (OCoLC)907128139

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