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The soloist : a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music

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一個失落的夢想;一段奇特的友誼;一個從音樂得到救贖的真實故事



  他,曾是茱莉亞音樂學院的天才提琴手,生命的一次跌宕,讓他離開原有生活,流浪街頭,用只剩兩條弦的小提琴,拼湊著記憶深處的樂曲。


  三十年後,一位不經意相遇的陌生人打開了他的心門,他們原本截然不同的人生,自此出現了交集......


  《洛杉磯時報》專欄作者羅培茲,一天在街頭遇見一位拉小提琴的流浪漢,儘管流浪漢衣著邋遢,小提琴也只剩兩條弦,但從他的琴聲、他拉琴時隱約可見的優雅,以及他對音樂的投入,羅培茲的直覺告訴他,此人非比尋常。


  隨著彼此的逐漸熟悉,羅培茲驚訝地發現,這名自稱納森尼爾、精神狀況略有問題的神祕男子,過去竟是茱莉亞音樂學院的學生,也曾和馬友友是同學!於是,他漸漸拼湊出納森尼爾的過去,試圖為他找到展開新生活的機會......


  故事登出後,面臨衝擊的,不只是納森尼爾。原本想藉由納森尼爾的故事感動讀者的羅培茲,更陷入了巨大的矛盾與掙扎:如何才能幫助納森尼爾?他真的幫了納森尼爾嗎?或者,他其實幫了倒忙?


  一個早已失落的夢想,一段街頭偶然邂逅的友誼,以及一股來自於音樂的救贖力量,交織成這個發生於洛杉磯、感動了全美國的真實故事,更讓洛杉磯市因而重新正視精神病患與街頭遊民的生活及尊嚴。這系列專欄結集成書後,不但成為《紐約時報》暢銷書,同時也已由知名導演喬.萊特(Joe Wright)拍成同名電影,由影帝傑米.福克斯(Jamie Faxx)與小羅勃.道尼(Robert Dawney Jr.)分別飾演流浪漢音樂家及羅培茲。




本書中文版《獨奏者》由天下文化出版



  A moving story of the remarkable bond between a journalist in search of a story and a homeless, classically trained musician-destined to be a major motion picture from DreamWorks, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.


  When Steve Lopez saw Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’ skid row, he found it impossible to walk away. More than thirty years earlier, Ayers had been a promising classical bass student at Juilliard-ambitious, charming, and also one of the few African-Americans-until he gradually lost his ability to function, overcome by schizophrenia. When Lopez finds him, Ayers is homeless, paranoid, and deeply troubled, but glimmers of that brilliance are still there.


  Over time, Steve Lopez and Nathaniel Ayers form a bond, and Lopez imagines that he might be able to change Ayers’s life. Lopez collects donated violins, a cello, even a stand-up bass and a piano; he takes Ayers to Walt Disney Concert Hall and helps him move indoors. For each triumph, there is a crashing disappointment, yet neither man gives up. In the process of trying to save Ayers, Lopez finds that his own life is changing, and his sense of what one man can accomplish in the lives of others begins to expand in new ways.


Poignant and ultimately hopeful, The Soloist is a beautifully told story of friendship and the redeeming power of music.

史提夫.羅培茲 (Steve Lopez)



  資深記者,報界工作資歷長達三十年以上,在《時代雜誌》和《洛杉磯時報》發表的報導曾多次榮獲全國新聞報導獎。目前是《洛杉磯時報》專欄作家,已出版過三本小說,在《費城詢問報》的專欄文章曾結集成《巨人之地》一書。現與妻女定居於洛杉磯。


  Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he first wrote a series of enormously popular columns about Nathaniel Ayers.

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