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Solo

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
From award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, comes Solo, a YA novel written in poetic verse.

Solo tells the story of 17-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can't make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun - including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother - who died when Blade was nine - and the ruin his father's washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own.

But he's not all alone: He's got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade until he discovers a deeply protected family secret - one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true.

His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There Blade discovers a friendship he couldn't have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.

With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home.

Music performed by Randy Preston.

Genre: Inspirational    

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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Solo (Blink)
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
ISBN: 0-310-76183-2 / 978-0-310-76183-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solo , ITPE
Author(s): New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
ISBN: 0-310-76184-0 / 978-0-310-76184-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Solo
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
ISBN: 1-5200-7447-6 / 978-1-5200-7447-4
Publisher: Blink on Dreamscape Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Solo
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
ISBN: 1-5200-7448-4 / 978-1-5200-7448-1
Publisher: Blink on Dreamscape Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Solo
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
Publisher: Blink
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Solo
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
Publisher: Blink
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Solo
Author(s): Mary Rand Hess, Kwame Alexander
Publisher: Blink
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solo (Blink)
Author(s): Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
Publisher: Blink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA