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Year of the monkey

Author: Patti Smith
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs -- including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Patti, author.
Year of the monkey
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2019018498
Named Person: Patti Smith; Patti Smith; Patti Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patti Smith
ISBN: 9780525657682 0525657681 9780735279285 0735279284
OCLC Number: 1091844444
Notes: "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Way out West --
ICU --
YOM 2016 --
What Marcus said --
Big red --
Intermission --
Home is the sailor --
Imitation of a dream --
Black butterflies --
Amulets --
In search of imaginos --
Why Belinda Carlisle matters --
The holy see --
The mystic lamb --
The golden cockerel --
A night on the moon --
A kind of epilogue.
Responsibility: Patti Smith.

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"Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs -- including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith -- inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing -- the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world." -- Publisher's description

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