The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
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Steve Lopez. (2008). The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Steve Lopez. 2008. The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. Blackstone Publishing.

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Steve Lopez, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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Steve Lopez. The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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        Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he first wrote a series of columns about Nathaniel Ayers. The father of three children, he currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Alison and their daughter, Caroline.

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A moving story of the remarkable bond between a journalist in search of a story and a homeless, classically trained musician—now a major motion picture from DreamWorks starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

When Steve Lopez saw Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he found it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years earlier, Ayers had been 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. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless, paranoid, and deeply troubled, but glimmers of that brilliance are still there.

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Poignant and ultimately hopeful, The Soloist is a beautifully told story of friendship and the redeeming power of music.

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When Steve Lopez saw Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he found it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years earlier, Ayers had been 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. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless, paranoid, and deeply troubled, but glimmers of that brilliance are still there.

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