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Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller

Year of the Monkey: The New York Times bestseller (Hardback)

By Smith, Patti

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Pa...tti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, with no design yet heeding signs, including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey. For Patti Smith - inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from Southern California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places - this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment. But as Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope of a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
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ISBN 9781526614759
Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781526614759
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 24 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Patti
Category Individual Photographers
Composers & Musicians
Indie Music
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 782.42166092
Weight 322g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women rock musicians - Anecdotes - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade

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