The Soloist

The Soloist

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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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Renne Sundheimer, a thirty-six-year-old former cello prodigy, instructs a young Korean cellist, serves on a jury with a beautiful woman named Maria-Theresa, and finds romance and a renewed sense of purpose. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1995]
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780679759263
Branch Call Number: FICTION SALZM...M
Characteristics: xi, 284 pages ; 19 cm
Notes: "Vintage Contemporaries."


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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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