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Great Dream of Heaven (2002) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In these eighteen elegantly terse stories, Sam Shepard taps the same wellsprings that have made him one of our most acclaimed—and distinctly American—playwrights: sex and regret, the yearning for a frontier that has been subdivided out of existence, the comic gulf of misapprehension between men and women, and the even deeper gulf that separates men from their true selves.

A fascinated boy watches the grim contest between a "remedy man"—a fixer of bad horses—and a spectacularly bad-tempered stallion, a contest that mirrors the boy’s own struggle with his father. A suburban husband starts his afternoon shopping for basil for a party and ends it holding one of the guests at gunpoint in the basement. Two old men, who have lived together companionably since their wives died or left them and their children scattered to “silicon computer hell,” are brought to grief by a waitress at the local Denny’s.

Contents:

  • The Remedy Man
  • Coalinga 1/2 Way
  • Berlin Wall Piece
  • Blinking Eye
  • Betty's Cats
  • The Door to Women
  • Foreigners
  • Living the Sign
  • The Company's Interest
  • Concepción
  • It Wasn't Proust
  • Convulsion
  • An Unfair Question
  • A Frightening Seizure
  • Tinnitus
  • The Stout of Heart
  • Great Dream of Heaven
  • All the Trees Are Naked

Original title: Great Dream of Heaven
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


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Notes:

  • Selected as a New York Times Notable Book for 2002

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Great Dream of Heaven (2002)
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Language: English

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Great Dream of Heaven (October 2, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099443681
Dimensions: 5 x 8.1 x 0.5 in
Pages: 142

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Great Dream of Heaven (April 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Waterville, ME
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780786251940
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.6 x 0.8 in
Pages: 213
Notes: Large print edition

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Great Dream of Heaven (October 15, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780375405051
Dimensions: 6 x 8.7 x 0.8 in
Pages: 142

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Great Dream of Heaven (2002)

Place of publication: London
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
ISBN: 9780436205941

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