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The One Inside

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-451-49458-X / 978-0-451-49458-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 1-101-97438-9 / 978-1-101-97438-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard, Patti Smith - foreword
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard, Patti Smith - foreword
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard, Patti Smith - foreword
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard, Patti Smith - foreword
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The One Inside
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
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