The Soloist

The Soloist Cover

The Soloist

By Mark Salzman

Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679759263, 284pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 1995


As a child, Renne showed promise of becoming one of the world's greatest cellists. Now, years later, his life suddenly is altered by two events: he becomes a juror in a murder trial for the brutal killing of a Buddhist monk, and he takes on as a pupil a Korean boy whose brilliant musicianship reminds him of his own past.