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  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451494580
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $42.99
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The One Inside




From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer: his first work of long fiction—a novel of memory, mystery, death, and life, following a man from the landscapes of California to the deserts of Santa Fe to a film set in Oklahoma, from childhood to the present, encountering the people, the moments of art and violence, that have shaped him.

The One Inside is a searing, extraordinarily evocative narrative in which an actor/writer explores and revisits key moments and people from his life—all the while attempting to negotiate with a young woman who threatens to publish recordings of their darkly revealing phone conversations. In his dreams and in visions he sees his late father, sometimes in miniature, sometimes flying planes, sometimes at war. In his childhood memories he sees his father’s young girlfriend, with whom the narrator also became involved, setting into motion a tragedy that continues to haunt him. His complex interiority is filtered through beautiful descriptions of landscapes across America as he travels, works on his art, and shows us the world of filmmaking. The rhythms of theater, the language of poetry, and the scope of a novel combine in this stunning meditation on the nature of memory and experience, at once celebratory, haunting, funny, surreal, and unforgettable.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780451494580
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard has written forty-five plays, twelve of which have won Obie Awards. In 1979 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Buried Child, and in 1984 he gained an Oscar nomination for his performance in The Right Stuff. His screenplay for Paris, Texas won the Golden Palm Award at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, and he wrote and directed the film Far North in 1988. Other plays by Sam Shepard include Curse of the Starving Class, True West, Fool for Love and A Lie of the Mind. In 1986 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1992 he received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy. In 2009 Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award.

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