The One InsideBook - 2017
Shepard's novel "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 rail yards 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"--
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FIC SHEPARD 2017
Characteristics: xii, 172 pages ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
A brooding writer, a dead father, sex, death and mayhem as coyotes howl in the background: this elegiac novel is pure Shepard.