Una Vida by Nicolas Bazan M.D.
A Fable of Music and the Mind

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Neuroscientist Alvaro Cruz finds himself haunted by a recurring dream of a banjo player in an elusive cornfield that leads him on a personal quest to uncover the mysterious past of a New Orleans street singer known as Una Vida. Stricken with Alzheimer's, Una Vida can only offer tantalizing clues about her past through her mesmerizing vocals, incredible recollection of jazz lyrics, and the occasional verbal revisiting of a fascinating life that s fading quickly and forever into the recess of her mind. As Cruz searches for Una Vida's true identity, he learns profound lessons about the human psyche, the nature of memory and himself. Now available in paperback for the first time!

About Nicolas Bazan M.D.

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Nicolas Bazan is a man driven by his life's many passions including a thirst for knowledge about the human mind and eyes, and a hunger for great food and fine music. Training at some of the most prestigious medical institutions including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and Harvard Medical School, Bazan took his first faculty appointment at age 26 at the University of Toronto, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, where he immersed himself in the study of neurochemistry. In the 1970s, he established a research institute in Argentina during a time when his native land was awash in political turmoil. He and his wife eventually fled with their five children to the United States in 1981. Welcomed in New Orleans, Bazan was appointed faculty by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he later established and now heads the Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
Published January 2, 2009 by Five Star Publications, Inc. (AZ). 152 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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