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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 New York Times bestselling true story that inspired the major motion picture--an "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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Overview

The New York Times bestselling true story that inspired the major motion picture--an "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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  • ISBN-13: 9780425238363
  • ISBN-10: 0425238369
  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 289
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 5.08 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


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