The Soloist

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Fiction - 284 pages
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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.

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

This is a novel (not to be confused withh the true story that has been made into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr). It is an incandescent work about personal growth. Renne is a former ... Read full review

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User Review  - PetreaBurchard - LibraryThing

I don't know what Salzman set out to do but whatever it was, I think he failed. The main character is unsympathetic in the way a person might be when he's always been told he's brilliant and special ... Read full review

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