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The One Inside

Sam Shepard

The first work of long fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-a tour de force of memory, mystery, death, and life. This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative 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 railyards 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. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of experience, at once celebratory, surreal, poignant, and unforgettable. With a foreword written and read by Patti Smith

The first work of long fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-a tour de force of memory, mystery, death, and life. This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative 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 railyards 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. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of experience, at once celebratory, surreal, poignant, and unforgettable. With a foreword written and read by Patti Smith
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The first work of long fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-a tour de force of memory, mystery, death, and life. This searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative 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 railyards 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. His complex interiority is filtered through views of mountains and deserts as he drives across the country, propelled by jazz, benzedrine, rock and roll, and a restlessness born out of exile. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and a flinty humor combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of experience, at once celebratory, surreal, poignant, and unforgettable. With a foreword written and read by Patti Smith

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bill Pullman, Patti Smith

Length:

4h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:37