Highway 152 by Sam Shepard
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"Highway 152" story comes from Days out of Days, the newest from Sam Shepard, one of our most admired writers. It's a collection of stories set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the American West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become Sam Shepard’s trademarks.
In "Highway 152" we drop in—through three vignettes—on thee men road tripping along a dusty American highway. Shepard's literary take on their perspectives and personalities make even the mundane actions in this story crackle with energy.
Made up of short narratives, lyrics, and dialogues, Day out of Days sets conversation against tale, song against memory, in a cubistic counterpoint that finally links each piece together. The result is a stunning work of vision and clarity imbued with the vivid reverberations of myth—Shepard at his flinty-eyed, unwavering best.
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Copyright 2010 by Sam Shepard. All rights reserved.
Excerpted by permission of Knopf Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Previously published by Random House.
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Some things do come back: we stopped in San Juan Bautista and tried to call Luis Valdez from a pay phone (long before the days of cells). I barely knew him but this was his town and we were passing through so— A woman with a heavy accent answers, says he’s in Oaxaca but try later, he might be ...Back to top
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Reviewed by pathwalker on Jun 2, 2012
The three characters in this book will keep you in suspense, laughter, adventurous, and drama. It's worth the read!!
Reviewed by danread on Jun 6, 2010
tried to find a plot
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