Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic storyof the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changedwith his magical blue strings. In Albom s most sweeping novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raisedby a blind music teacher inasmallSpanishtown. At nine years old, Frankieissent to Americain 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 hisamazingjourney weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20thcentury, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunningtalent affectingnumerous 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. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that everyone joins a band in this life and those connections change us all."
- ISBN-13: 9780062416865
- ISBN-10: 0062416863
- Publisher: Harper Large Print
- Publish Date: November 2015
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Page Count: 544