The Soloist

The Soloist

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425238363
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

The New York Times bestselling, “unforgettable tale of hope, heart and humanity” (People)

The true story of journalist Steve Lopez’s discovery of Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy’s life-only to find that their relationship would have a profound change on his own life.

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The Soloist

The Soloist

Steve Lopez

Awards

PEN USA West Award for Non Fiction – Winner
Christopher Award – Winner

Praise

“Lopez is a terrific reporter. The Soloist is poignant, wise, and funny.”
-Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

“A heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful, read.”
-Essence

“An utterly compelling tale.”
-Pete Earley, author of Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness

“With self-effacing humor, fast-paced yet elegant prose, and unsparing honesty, Lopez tells an inspiring story of heartbreak and hope.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Compelling and gruffly tender…Lopez deserves congratulations for being the one person who did not avert his eyes and walk past the grubby man with the violin.”
-Edward Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist writing for the Los Angeles Times

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