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ISBN13: 9780679759263
ISBN10: 0679759263
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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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"Eloquent [and] extraordinary....This wise and gently humorous novel works with unassuming power." Chicago Tribune

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"Most impressive...an engaging, freshly observed and utterly convincing portrait of a young man in transition." Wall Street Journal

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"Salzman just gets better and better....[T]his book is a jewel....Salzman's intonation is flawless, his themes infinitely ponderable, his symmetry and resolution captivating and uplifting." Donna Seaman, Booklist

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"[Q]uirky and enjoyable..." Publishers Weekly

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"[H]aunting....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

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"The mesmerizing first-person narration reveals Renne's self-tortured character, keen intelligence, and troubled heart....A spiritual journey not to be missed." Library Journal

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of Iron & Silk comes a new novel about two musical prodigies, a murder trial, and a romance. A former musical genius tries to regain his high standards when he meets a woman and a talented six-year-old cellist.

About the Author

Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the filmmaker Jessica Yu, and their daughter, Ava.

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clairebahai, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by clairebahai)
Such a great book but so hard to describe. It's a story about a child prodigy who never quite made it as an adult, about being on a jury, about Buddhist teachings, about romance, about parenting an extraordinary child. My husband and I both loved it and we rarely even read the same books, never mind like the same books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679759263
Author:
Salzman, Mark
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Gifted children
Subject:
Violoncellists
Subject:
Violoncello teachers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Violoncello teachers.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Vintage Contempo
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
0422
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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The Soloist Used Trade Paper
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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679759263 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Eloquent [and] extraordinary....This wise and gently humorous novel works with unassuming power."
"Review" by , "Most impressive...an engaging, freshly observed and utterly convincing portrait of a young man in transition."
"Review" by , "Salzman just gets better and better....[T]his book is a jewel....Salzman's intonation is flawless, his themes infinitely ponderable, his symmetry and resolution captivating and uplifting."
"Review" by , "[Q]uirky and enjoyable..."
"Review" by , "[H]aunting....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."
"Review" by , "The mesmerizing first-person narration reveals Renne's self-tortured character, keen intelligence, and troubled heart....A spiritual journey not to be missed."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of Iron & Silk comes a new novel about two musical prodigies, a murder trial, and a romance. A former musical genius tries to regain his high standards when he meets a woman and a talented six-year-old cellist.
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