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Spy of the First Person

Sam Shepard

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.

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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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Shannon

Length:

1h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:33