The Soloist

The Soloist

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

By Steve Lopez

Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425238363, 289pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

Description
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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About the Author
Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of two previous novels, The Sunday Macaroni Club and Third and Indiana. He has been an editor-at-large for Time magazine and has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in Los Angeles.