Great Dream of Heaven

Great Dream of Heaven

Stories

Paperback - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2003, c2002.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780375704529
0375704523
Characteristics: 142 p. ; 21 cm.

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mckeett
Dec 10, 2017

Enjoyable short stories by the actor Sam Shepard of "Right Stuff" and "Days of Heaven" fame. Also a winner of the Pulitzer prize as a playwright. He died this year. Obviously a very talented man

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