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Solo by Kwame Alexander

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464 pages

Told through bestselling author Kwame Alexander’s and Mary Rand Hess’s expressive, engaging poetic style, the New York Times bestselling novel Solo is a melodic exploration of heartache, friendship, reconciliation, and what it means to finally come home.

"… a rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll." - Booklist, starred review

"A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he'd give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming-like many-that Blade will become just like his father.

In reality, the only thing Blade has in common with Rutherford is the music that lives inside them. But not even the songs that flow through Blade's soul are enough when he's faced with two unimaginable realities: the threat of losing Chapel forever, and the revelation of a long-held family secret, one that leaves him questioning his identity and everything he thought was true. All that remains is a letter and a ticket to Ghana-both of which could bring Blade the freedom and love he's been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift.

PUBLISHER: Blink (August 1, 2017)

FORMAT: Paperback