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The soloist : a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music / Steve Lopez.

Lopez, Steve. (Author). Hughes, William, 1957- (Added Author). Blackstone Audiobooks. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781433247668 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1433247666 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 6:42:06.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by William Hughes.
Summary, etc.:
When journalist 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 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 beautifully told story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 96313 KB; MP3 file size: 188758 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Ayers, Nathaniel Anthony.
Homeless persons > California > Los Angeles.
Violinists > California > Biography.
Skid row > California > Los Angeles.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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