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Great Dream of Heaven

(2002)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him "the great playwright of his generation" (The New York Times).

A boy watches a "remedy man" tame a wild stallion, a contest that mirrors his own struggle with his father. A woman driving her mother's ashes across the country has a strangely transcendent run-in with an injured hawk. Two aging widowers, in Stetsons and bolo ties, together make a daily pilgrimage to the local Denny's, only to be divided by the attentions of their favorite waitress. Peering unblinkingly into the chasms that separate fathers and sons, husbands and wives, friends and strangers, these powerful tales bear the unmistakable signature of an American master.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"These stories are irresistible." - Richard Ford


Used availability for Sam Shepard's Great Dream of Heaven

Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Dream of Heaven
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 1-4177-0909-X / 978-1-4177-0909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Dream of Heaven: Stories
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-7862-5194-8 / 978-0-7862-5194-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Great Dream of Heaven: Stories
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-375-40505-4 / 978-0-375-40505-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Dream Of Heaven
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-09-956992-2 / 978-0-09-956992-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Great Dream of Heaven: Stories
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-375-70452-3 / 978-0-375-70452-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Dream Of Heaven
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-09-944368-6 / 978-0-09-944368-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Dream Of Heaven
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-436-20594-7 / 978-0-436-20594-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Great Dream Of Heaven
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Great Dream of Heaven: Stories
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
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