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The Soloist

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Soloist by Steve Lopez

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When Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising student at Julliard - ambitious, charming and hugely talented - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless and paranoid, but glimmers of his earlier brilliance are still there. Over time, the two men form a bond, and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayer's life. For each triumph, there is a crashing disappointment, yet neither man gives up. Their friendship will changes both of their lives in ways that neither could predict. Poignant and ultimately hopeful, "The Soloist" is a beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges, and the inspiring power of music.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552775267
ISBN-10: 0552775266
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Third and Indiana by Steve Lopez Third and Indiana, Paperback (April 1996)

Ofelia searches the Philadelphia drug zones for her 14-year-old son, Gabriel, who has run away from home. Caught up in the drug world, Gabriel is a dealer working for Diablo, and although Gabriel wants to get out of the life, there is nothing anyone can do to save him.

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Author Biography - Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez is a columnist for the LA Times, where he first wrote a series of enormously popular columns about Nathaniel Ayers.

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