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The soloist

Author: Steve Lopez
Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2010.
Series: Charnwood series
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on Los Angeles' Skid Row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising student at Juilliard Music Academy - ambitious, charming and hugely talented - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless and paranoid, but glimmers of his earlier  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Steve Lopez; Nathaniel Anthony Ayers; Nathaniel Anthony Ayers; Steve Lopez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Lopez
ISBN: 9781444804652 1444804650
OCLC Number: 653086360
Notes: Originally published: London: Black Swan, 2008.
Description: pages cm.
Series Title: Charnwood series
Responsibility: Steve Lopez.

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When Steve Lopez sees Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on Los Angeles' Skid Row, he finds it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years ago, Ayers was a promising student at Juilliard Music Academy - ambitious, charming and hugely talented - until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless and paranoid, but glimmers of his earlier brilliance are still there. Over time, the two men form a bond, and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers' life. For each triumph, there is a crashing disappointment, yet neither man gives up. Their friendship will change both of their lives in ways that neither could predict.

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