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Spy of the first person

Author: Sam Shepard; Michael Shannon
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The final work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Shepard; Michael Shannon
ISBN: 9780525634591 0525634592
OCLC Number: 1014124040
Performer(s): Read by Michael Shannon.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (01 hr., 41 min., 49 sec.)) : digital
Other Titles: Spy of the 1st person
Responsibility: Sam Shepard.
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The final work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator's memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment--for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book's core, and his, is family--his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City's Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that makes us human--and an unbound celebration of family and life.

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