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The Soloist

A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
  • By Steve Lopez
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The inspiring true story that inspired the major motion picture

The New York Times bestselling "unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity" (People)

Journalist Steve Lopez discovered of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles's Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers's music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy's life--only to find that their relationship would have a profound change on his own.

"An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy." (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down)

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780425238363
    • Manufacturer: BERKLEY BOOKS
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780425238363
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Steve Lopez
    • Page Count: 289
    • Width: 5.08 inches
    • Height: 0.81 inches
    • Length: 7.94 inches
    • Weight: 0.51 pounds
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