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

Author: Steve Lopez; William Hughes; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks collection
Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Nathaniel Anthony Ayers; Nathaniel Anthony Ayers
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Lopez; William Hughes; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9781433247668 1433247666
OCLC Number: 228630228
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed May 23, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
Performer(s): Read by William Hughes.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: Steve Lopez.

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When journalist Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles's 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 story of devotion in the face of seemingly unbeatable challenges.

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