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The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Lopez, Steve

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ISBN 10: 0399155066 / ISBN 13: 9780399155062
Published by Putnam Adult, New York, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Author and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez is well known for tackling tough issues and events in his newspaper work. This story and book evolved from one of his articles and became a love and dedication for a fellow human being. Nathaniel Ayers, a L.A. Skid Row citizen and gifted musician, who suffers with mental illness, is "rescued" (not a proper description) by the author. This is a real and heartwarming story of two people interacting in a world sometimes difficult to understand. Signed on the title page in ink by the author. Book is fine with very light toning to the page edges. BroDart protected jacket is fine, without faults. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 2-12

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Title: The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely ...

Publisher: Putnam Adult, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An intimate portrait of gifted violinist Nathaniel Ayers traces his promising education at Juilliard, his struggles with schizophrenia, and the factors that led to his homelessness in Los Angeles, circumstances that prompted their friendship and the author's efforts to improve the musician's life in spite of numerous setbacks.

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Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he first wrote a series of enormously popular columns about Nathaniel Ayers.

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