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  • ISBN: 9780525657682
  • ISBN: 0525657681
  • Physical Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Way out West -- ICU -- YOM 2016 -- What Marcus said -- Big red -- Intermission -- Home is the sailor -- Imitation of a dream -- Black butterflies -- Amulets -- In serach of imaginos -- Why Belinda Carlisle matters -- The holy see -- The mystic lamb -- The golden cockerel -- A night on the moon -- A kind of epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven" -- Provided by publisher.
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. Taking us from 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 set in. But as 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 for 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.
Subject: Smith, Patti.
Smith, Patti.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography.
Women rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Poets, American.
Women rock musicians.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biography.
Autobiographies.