The gravelly voice of narrator Bill Pullman sets the mood for this introspective monologue of an aging actor who dreams of his late father and contemplates the women who remain vivid in his memory. Pullman finds the soul of this short novel, pulling out the rhythm of the prose, transforming it to poetry. The language is striking and sparse, reminiscent of theater directions, and highlights the protagonist's tangle of recalled events and truths: his father's affair with a young woman, movie set moments, a marriage gone wrong, the sounds of the desert. Don't expect a straightforward plot--the beauty of this audiobook is in Shepard's words and Pullman's performance. An extra treat for listeners is author-musician Patti Smith's deft reading of her insightful foreword. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2017]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9781524757014 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9781524757021 $47.50
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