The Soloist

The Soloist

Book - 1994
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York Random House 1994
ISBN: 9780394570105
0394570103
Branch Call Number: SALZ
Characteristics: 284p. 20cm

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Jan 23, 2010

Beautifully written. Takes you into the life of a former child prodigy as he struggles with his own issues brought to the surface by a new prodigious student and by having to sit on a jury for a murder case. Makes you feel every twinge of sadness, flutter of infatuation, unsavory taste of disappointment, and intimate moment of bliss that he goes through. May not be a good read for those who do not like slightly awkward, pensive, introspective lead characters - ie if you prefer a strong, confident and decisive lead character.

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