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Lost Highway

(1997)
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Lost Highway tells the story of Sapper Reeves, a gifted country music singer/songwriter working the rainy backroads and smoke-filled taverns of the southern mountains in the years just after World War II. Leaving his wife and son behind in his small West Virginia hometown, he is able to make only a paltry living with his music, and finds that his talent is as underappreciated as the country he and his band travel through. Eventually, Sapper reaches a crisis of faith, one that reverberates from the ragged hope of the fiercely independent Appalachian soul to the anguish of Vietnam where his son serves as a Marine. A nuanced and poetic first-person narrative, Lost Highway is at once the story of a brilliant musician's struggle for self-respect and artistic integrity, and a textured portrait of an American family - a father's sincere yet complex love for his son, a combat veteran's endurance and dignity, and a redeeming love affair that crosses half a century. WV Actor and Producer, Ross Ballard's portrayal of the story's winding road and compelling dialogue prove once again he is a master of emotion, regional dialect and the age old art of fine storytelling. While many rich voices and subtle music pieces fill this 5 CD set, it is Sapper who is brought to life to tell us of the vastness of life's unpredictable venues and life altering moments. For the first time in audiobook production, a story's fictional song ("Miranda") comes to life while additional award winning bluegrass music fills the dramatic scenes. Nearly a year in big budget production, Lost Highway has bluegrass blockbuster written all over it.

 

Hardback Editions

April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost Highway
Author(s): Richard Currey
ISBN: 0-395-52102-5 / 978-0-395-52102-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: LOST HIGHWAY
Author(s): RICHARD CURRY
ISBN: 0-937058-96-3 / 978-0-937058-96-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
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October 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost Highway
Author(s): Richard Currey
ISBN: 0-395-92479-0 / 978-0-395-92479-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Audio Editions

June 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: LOST HIGHWAY
Author(s): RICHARD CURRY
ISBN: 0-9717801-5-3 / 978-0-9717801-5-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vandalia Press
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