The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music (Paperback)
A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
Berkley Books, 9780425238363, 289pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
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. Watch a Video
About the Author
Steve Lopez is the author of several books, including The Sunday Macaroni Club and The Soloist. In 2009, The Soloist was made into a movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Lopez is a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and lives in California.