The soloist [electronic resource] : a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music / Steve Lopez.
- ISBN: 9781433247668 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1433247666 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
|General Note:|| Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
|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.
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