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The one inside / Sam Shepard ; foreword by Patti Smith.

The one inside

Shepard, Sam, 1943- author. (Author).

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Main Fiction Shepard (Text) 31307022794368 Fiction Available -
West Leonard Fiction Shepard (Text) 31307022794376 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780451494580 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 045149458X (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 172 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2017.

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This narrative opens with a man in his house at dawn, surrounded by aspens, coyotes cackling in the distance as he quietly navigates the distance between present and past. More and more, memory is overtaking him: in his mind he sees himself in a movie-set trailer, his young face staring back at him in a mirror surrounded by light bulbs. In his dreams and in visions he sees his late father—sometimes in miniature, sometimes flying planes, sometimes at war. By turns, he sees the bygone America of his childhood: the farmland and the feedlots, the railyards and the diners—and, most hauntingly, his father's young girlfriend, with whom he also became involved, setting into motion a tragedy that has stayed with him. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this meditation on the nature of experience.
Subject: Memory > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
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