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A Drop of Patience, Paperback / softback Book

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At the age of five, a blind African-American boy is handed over to a brutal state home.

Here Ludlow Washington will suffer for eleven years, until his prodigious musical talent provides him an unlikely ticket back into the world. The property of a band, playing for down-and-outs in a southern dive, Ludlow's pioneering flair will take him to New York and the very top of the jazz scene - where his personal demons will threaten to drag him back down to the bottom. A Drop of Patience is the story of a gifted and damaged man entirely set apart - by blindness, by race, by talent - who must wrestle with adversity and ambition to generate the acceptance and self-worth that have always eluded him.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Jazz
  • ISBN: 9781787478077

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