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.
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- Row Z
Sam Shepard's observations living/dying with ALS
Breathtaking and solemn listening to Sam Shepard's inner voice observe his deteriorating body from ALS. The last entry is from a few days before his death. My ears are wide open to the thoughts of someone facing their approaching death. What can I learn? What can I know before I get there. I was left with the sadness knowing Shepard's life ended.
- Natalie J. Belle MD
Interesting work with thought-provoking descriptions by Shepard as Shepard does extremely well. Enjoyable listen.