The Soloist - Salzman

The Soloist (1994) by Mark Salzman
A gifted cellist becomes disillusioned with music until he ends up serving as a juror in a murder trial.

“Salzman’s handling of his weighty theme–the passing of torches as the ennobling essence of civilization–is unfailingly light and delicate: this is lovely, offbeat movie material.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The Soloist ends beautifully, restoring the reader’s hope for music, mankind, and every character in the book.” – blogger Tanen

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