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Year of the monkey
Year of the monkey
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First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
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171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Way out West -- ICU -- YOM 2016 -- What Marcus said -- Big red -- Intermission -- Home is the sailor -- Imitation of a dream -- Black butterflies -- Amulets -- In search of imaginos -- Why Belinda Carlisle matters -- The holy see -- The mystic lamb -- The golden cockerel -- A night on the moon -- A kind of epilogue.
"Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti 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 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"-- Publisher's description.
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