The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

By | October 22, 2019
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel Author Mitch Albom
ISBN-10 0062294431
ISBN-13 9780062294432
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
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Talent is a piece of Gods shadow and under that shadow human stories intersect A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by a blind guitar teacher Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him At nine years old Frankie meets the love of his life Aurora that same day civil war tears apart his home and he is sent to America smuggled in the bottom of a boat with only guitar and six strings imbued with the power to change lives Relying on music to survive Frankies talent weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century from Detroits jazz scene and the Grand Ole Opry to Elvis mania and Woodstockall the while searching for Aurora As his fame grows Frankie finds love friendship and celebrity Even so his gift becomes his burden driving a wedge between him and his beloved Auroranow his wife Overwhelmed by life loss and the power of his strings Frankie disappears for years only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell With its Forrest Gumplike journey through the music world The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making Everyone joins a band in this life Albom observes only some of them play music

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