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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed best-selling author Mark Salzman delivers a humorously poignant tale in this novel of disappointment and redemption. Renne Sundheimer’s life is a shadow of his youth, when he was a celebrated genius cellist. Now a college professor, he struggles to regain his gift. But in one week heis drafted into jury duty and reluctantly agrees to tutor a young Korean boy, forcing Renne to come to terms with his limitations and broaden his horizons.
©1994 Mark Salzman (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
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“This is a beautiful novel, a veritable concerto.” ( Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 05-19-11

The Soloist

An interesting story about a musician that was famous as a child but did not continue playing on stage as an adult but took up teaching. It is a story of his self discovery with serving on a murder trail as a catalyst. Chandler did a good job narrating the story. Was my first time for both the author and narrator.

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