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Spy of the First Person

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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 has tremendous immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt ears, 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-525-52156-9 / 978-0-525-52156-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
ISBN: 0-525-56336-9 / 978-0-525-56336-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spy of the First Person
Author(s): Sam Shepard
Publisher: Vintage
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