By (author) Steve Lopez
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Soloist by Steve Lopez
Book DescriptionWhen 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 DetailsISBN: 9780552775267
(198mm x 128mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Lopez
Dreams and Schemes, Paperback / softback (November 2010)
Author's columns originally published in the Los Angeles times.
Soloist, Paperback / softback (May 2010)
A moving story of a remarkable bond between a journalist in search of a story and a homeless, classically trained musician, "The Soloist" is soon to be a major motion picture from DreamWorks, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.
Third and Indiana, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Steve Lopez
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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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