The Soloist

The Soloist

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles's skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising classical bass student at Juilliard--ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans--until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. Over time, the two men form a bond and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers's life. The Soloist is a story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2008
ISBN: 9781433247668
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nycakaren Jan 22, 2012

A great story about a reporter whose life and sense of what's possible deepens as a result of his commitment to helping one of his subjects, a schizophrenic homeless person, also a gifted musician. Honest, insightful and compassionate.

choclit Jul 29, 2009

Well-written.

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