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The Soloist

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

by Steve Lopez

Hardcover, 273 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 |

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The Soloist
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A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendhsip, and the Redemptive Power of Music
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Steve Lopez

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An intimate portrait of gifted violinist Nathaniel Ayers traces his promising education at Juilliard, his struggles with schizophrenia, and the factors that led to his homelessness in Los Angeles, circumstances that prompted their friendship and the author's efforts to improve the musician's life in spite of numerous setbacks.

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