In these seventeen stories, Sam Shepard taps the same wellspring that has made him one of America's most acclaimed playwrights: sex and regret; the yearning for a frontier that has been subdivided out of existence; the anxious gulf that separates men and women; the even deeper gulf that separates men from their true selves.
Filled with cruelty, sorrow and flinty humour, Great Dream of Heaven is Shepard at his best, exercising his gifts for diamond-sharp physical description and effortless dialogue in stories that recall the themes he has explored with such ferocity and lyricism in his work for the theatre
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/10/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099443681