The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

The Soloist

A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

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ISBN10: 0425238369 ISBN13: 9780425238363 Publisher: Berkley Pub Group Published: May 4 2010 Pages: 289 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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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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