Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard audiobook

Spy of the First Person

By Sam Shepard
Read by Michael Shannon

Random House Audio
1.70 Hours 1
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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 make us human—and an unbound celebration of family and life.

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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 make us human—and an unbound celebration of family and life.

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Author Bio: Sam Shepard

Author Bio: Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard (1943-2017) was an American playwright, author, actor, screenwriter, and director. He wrote forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. He received the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Buried Child. As an actor, he appeared in more than sixty films and received an Oscar nomination in 1984 for his role as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. In 2009 he received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist. He was a finalist for the W. H. Smith Literary Award for his story collection Great Dream of Heaven. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 1.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English